Series likely to run longer than the originally planned nine episodes
The eagerly-anticipated Twin Peaks revival series will filmed by director David Lynch from a single script as a continuous movie and then edited into episodes.
David Nevins, president of US cable network Showtime, revealed the news at Tuesday’s Showtime TCA executive session in Los Angeles. Deadline reports that Lynch and Twin Peaks co-creator Mark Frost have penned one long script for the series, and that Lynch will, in turn, shoot it like a movie.
Showtime announced last October that it was bringing back the show for nine new episodes, though the series will likely run longer as the number of episodes required won’t be known until after filming is completed.
Lynch announced in April that he had pulled out of the revival series, but then confirmed in May that he is back on board to direct the new episodes. “I never had doubt we would get him back, Twin Peaks is a huge priority for us,” Nevins said. “It became clear it would take more than nine episodes, which we had planned and budgeted for. We had to sort that out. Lynch wanted to direct all episodes, and we wanted him to direct all episodes. We are looking to be in great shape.”
The show originally ran from April 1990 to June 1991, when it was cancelled during its second season. Alongside lead actor Kyle MacLachlan, the cast of the original Twin Peaks series included Michael Ontkean, Lara Flynn Boyle, Mädchen Amick, Sheryl Lee and Sherilyn Fenn.