‘Twin Peaks’ co-creator Mark Frost promises a ‘dark and dangerous path’ for the show’s return

David Lynch collaborator reveals: 'The seeds of where we go were planted where we've been'

Twin Peaks co-creator Mark Frost has promised the show will tread a “dark” and “dangerous” path when it returns to our screens in 2016.

The writer has revealed that he and David Lynch have been planning the show’s revival for three years and that we can expect to see the return of old faces from the original show with many questions set to be answered.

“I think what we’ve learned is you’ve gotta have a very strong central path through the woods,” Frost told the website Hitfix.

“It’s fine to have tributaries and streams, and little byways,” he added. “But ultimately, that path through the woods has to be very dark, clear and dangerous. That’s the path we’re going to keep to. There’ll be, I hope, a healthy percentage of delightful sidelines or paths off to the side, but there aren’t any shortcuts. You’ve gotta follow that main path.”

The writer said he doesn’t see the new mini-series as a third season of the show. “My brain doesn’t work that way,” Frost told TV Line. “I’ve always said that Twin Peaks to me was like a novel we filmed every page of. So this is more like we found another volume of the saga, and now we want to bring that to life too.”

Asked if it was just a coincidence that in the 1991 series finale Laura Palmer tells Agent Cooper she’ll see him again in 25 years, the writer teased, “When you see it you’ll know.” He added cryptically: “It is not a remake. The story continues. The seeds of where we go were planted where we’ve been.”

As reported, Twin Peaks is set to return with a new series in 2016 on the 25th anniversary of the show’s cancellation in 1991.

Showtime President David Nevins said in a statement: “To quote Agent Cooper, ‘I have no idea where this will lead us, but I have a definite feeling it will be a place both wonderful and strange.'”

Lynch and Frost added: “The mysterious and special world of Twin Peaks is pulling us back. We’re very excited. May the forest be with you.”

The original series followed the shockwaves felt in a small American town after the murder of high school beauty Laura Palmer. The subsequent investigation embraced the macabre and surreal style of Lynch’s previous work on films like Eraserhead and Blue Velvet.

A statement released along with the teaser trailer on YouTube by TV network Showtime said: “The groundbreaking television phenomenon, Golden Globe and Peabody Award-winner Twin Peaks will return as a new limited series on Showtime in 2016.

“Series creators and executive producers David Lynch and Mark Frost will write and produce all nine episodes of the limited series.”

Watch the teaser trailer below.