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Showtime reveals more about the new Twin Peaks revival

Expect an ‘unconventional release’ in early 2017

Thanks to a recent TCA talk with the heads at Showtime, we finally have a few extra details on the upcoming Twin Peaks revival. According to them, the long-awaited sequel series – which has been over 25 years in the making – has now been confirmed for an early 2017 release, with David Lynch working on a suitably “unconventional” release strategy.

“Everything about Twin Peaks is going to be unconventional – unconventional in the handling of it and how we put it out in the world and how we market,” Showtime CEO David Nevins said on Thursday (August 11).  

“I want to embrace the unusualness of it, and I think it is quite possible we're not going to do a traditional release pattern. I don't know exactly what that means yet. I've had a couple of conversations with (Lynch). I can definitely see longer episodes or the question of how we release it linearly and for those who want to stream it.”

Nevins also revealed more about the footage itself. Apparently David Lynch – who is writing, directing, and scoring the series – is also currently editing it; with the episodes now fully taking shape. “We were instantly transported,” Nevin enthused. “The tone, the feel, it is so singular. We can't wait to show it to the world.”

“It's really gorgeous and has that feeling of sort of unsettling, eerie mystery and also sometimes really funny. I think it has a real sense of incredible specificity of Lynch's characters.”

The news follows a number of other developments; including the unveiling of the full cast list, a special vinyl reissue, and a new novel announcement from co-creator Mark Frost. The latter project, titled The Secret History of Twin Peaks, will aim to detail all the missing plot points of the last 26 years.