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When will we see Laura Palmer again?

25 years after the death of the iconic heroine, the Twin Peaks rumour mill is in overdrive

As any Twin Peaks fan knows, it's been 25 years since Laura Palmer was found wrapped in plastic. So, what are the chances of seeing the high school Homecoming Queen again, a quarter-century after she predicted her return in the Black Lodge?   

Creator David Lynch, who appears in the new Spring issue of Dazed, has never ruled out retuning to his seminal TV show, and there's a Blu-Ray boxset due out in March, which has been dogged by persistent rumours about new material – rumours that only intensified when a casting call emerged for a Twin Peaks promo.

Last month, David Lynch finally confirmed that new material had been shot for the boxset, but that fans shouldn't expect a third season. "There will be some special things on that Blu-ray that haven’t been seen before," Lynch said. "That’s about all I can say."

Twin Peaks actor Ray Wise (who played Leland Palmer) confirmed that David Lynch has already shot something related to the film and put his spin on the remake rumours, saying, "They wouldn’t remake it. If anything was done, it would be 25 years later. It would never bea remake of anything we already did... A remake, no, but it would be something new and fresh. David always said the town of Twin Peaks is still there; it’s still going on whether we watch it or not. So, who knows what’ll happen in the future? It would be 25 years later, not anything remade. Does that answer your question?"

The shadow of Twin Peaks has long hung over television, its visionary influence seen in complex murder mysteries like True Detective and its good-versus-evil mythology adopted by high-concept genre shows like Lost. Even its Americana flannel and knitwear aesthetic proved influential, with TV detectives like Sarah Lund from The Killing traipsing through disturbing crime scenes in sweet'n'fuzzy sweaters. So how else would we celebrate 25 years of Laura Palmer other then by returning to the town that created (and killed) her? It just seems like a damn good idea.