Reports suggest that it will be split into two seasons
It has been confirmed that filming has finished for the much anticipated Twin Peaks comeback series, with the revival show’s premiere date also pencilled in.
In 2014, it was first announced that David Lynch’s cult show would return on Showtime. Earlier this year, it was reported that the revival series would be two seasons long.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Showtime CEO David Nevins has revealed that the first half of the new episodes will debut in the “first half of 2017”.
Speaking to reporters on Thursday (August 11), Nevins reportedly revealed that principal filming has finished and 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],” Nevins reportedly said.
“But I want to embrace the unexpectedness of it, 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.”
“We don’t even know how many episodes there will be,” programming president Gary Levine added.
Reporters were also allegedly shown a “behind-the-scenes reel” from the series and “interviews with some of the sprawling cast”.
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.