‘Twin Peaks’ revival series pushed back to 2017, says co-creator

The new season was originally supposed to debut on US cable network Showtime in 2016

The eagerly-anticipated Twin Peaks revival series appears to have been pushed back to 2017.

Mark Frost, who co-created the cult TV series with David Lynch, said in a recent interview that the new episodes, which he has co-written with Lynch, would be “coming out on Showtime sometime in 2017”.

US cable network Showtime announced last October that it was bringing back Twin Peaks for nine new episodes set to air in 2016. 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.

Meanwhile, original Twin Peaks cast members Sherilyn Fenn and Sheryl Lee recently revealed that the new season has doubled in size and will now comprise 18 episodes. It has also been confirmed that Angelo Badalamenti, the composer of the show’s original theme music and score, will be writing brand new music for the new episodes.

Asked about the revival series during a recent visit to the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, Frost said: “The challenge for us is to try and come back and raise the bar above what we did the last time. We’re coming back with season three of Twin Peaks after a 25-year absence. We’ve finished the scripts, we start production in September, and that will be coming out on Showtime sometime in 2017.”

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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, M├Ądchen Amick, Sheryl Lee and Sherilyn Fenn.