Twin Peaks co-creator Mark Frost on how the show came back and what's next

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Oct 6, 2014

This time it's real: Twin Peaks is back.

A quarter century after the show went off the air, and after years of hints, rumors and sly winks, Twin Peaks will really return in 2016 with a nine-episode run on Showtime, with co-creators Mark Frost and David Lynch at the helm once more. The Internet more or less exploded with enthusiasm today when the revival was announced, even though we knew basically nothing about it at the time.

We still don't know much, but in a new interview with TV Line, Frost laid out a little bit of what we can expect from the new episodes and explained how the revival came about in the first place.

"David and I stayed in touch and remained close friends throughout all these years," Frost said. "It was about three years ago this summer we were having lunch at [famed Hollywood eatery] Musso & Frank, where we often used to go. And we were just kicking stuff around and we started getting some ideas in our heads about Twin Peaks. Suddenly, it felt like a place we wanted to visit again. And that was the kickoff."

Frost noted that he and Lynch wanted to do the series at Showtime because Gary Levine, an executive there, worked closely with them during the show's original run at ABC, and they trusted him with the continuation of the series. He also confirmed that the episodes will not be a remake, and revealed that the next chapter of Twin Peaks has its roots in where the show left off. 

"The seeds of where we go were planted where we’ve been."

Frost said he doesn't consider this revival "season three" of Twin Peaks, but rather "another volume of the saga," comparing the original series to "a novel we filmed every page of." As for whether even more episodes could follow, Frost's happy to leave that possibility open.

"We’ve learned never to say never. Anything is a possibility."

For more Twin Peaks hints from Frost -- including thoughts on returning cast members, how the Fire Walk With Me movie fits in, and more -- head over to TV Line.

(Via TV Line)

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