Cult TV show to be revived in 2017
New Twin Peaks merch has been released ahead of its upcoming revival season.
The cult TV show, which originally aired for two seasons from 1990 to 1991, will be revived in 2017 by US cable network Showtime.
Naomi Watts, Tom Sizemore, Laura Dern, Amanda Seyfried, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Robert Knepper and Balthazar Getty are all rumoured to have been cast as new characters, joining original cast members Kyle MacLachlan, Sherilyn Fenn and Sheryl Lee.
Ahead of its revival, Showtime has released numerous new Twin Peaks-themed merchandise, many of which have been designed by director David Lynch himself.
The new merch includes Laura Palmer T-shirts, red room-stylised pillows, black lodge candles, mugs, hoodies and more.
Meanwhile, you can now buy Twin Peaks Lego too.
Showtime has released a behind-the-scenes video from the set of new Twin Peaks. The two-minute “featurette” includes contributions from classic cast members Kyle Maclachlan and James Marshall. Several new recruits including Robert Knepper and Jim Belushi appear too. It also contains shots of co-writer/director David Lynch behind the camera on the revival series.
It was confirmed in August that filming has now finished on the revival series, which is due to debut on Showtime next year.
The network’s CEO, David Nevins, said in August that the first of the new episodes will debut in the “first half of 2017”. It has been reported that the revival series could be split into two separate seasons, but Showtime has yet to confirm this.
However, Nevins said in August that he expects an “unconventional” release for the series. “I think it is quite possible we’re not going to do a traditional release pattern. I’ve had a couple conversations with David [Lynch],” the CEO explained.
“But I want to embrace the unexpectedness of it,” he continued. “So I could definitely see longer episodes or in terms of this question of how do we release it linearly and how do we release it for people who want to stream it. Maybe there’s something different between the two.”
Naomi Watts, Tom Sizemore, Laura Dern, Amanda Seyfried, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Robert Knepper and Balthazar Getty have all been cast in the revival series. They join original cast members including Kyle MacLachlan, James Marshall, Sherilyn Fenn and Sheryl Lee.