Grab yourself a big slice of cherry pie and a damn fine cup of coffee, because there’s now photo evidence that David Lynch’s revival of Twin Peaks is definitely happening.
Photos from Lynch’s pre-production scouting in North Bend showing the director outside local spot Twede’s Cafe, which was the Double R Diner in the series hit fansite Welcome to Twin Peaks. The series, which has never felt like a done deal despite the green light, will be Lynch’s first directorial effort since 2006’s Inland Empire.
After its revival from a 25-year absence was first announced in late 2014, the return to Twin Peaks hit a snag when Lynch and the show’s new network, Showtime, couldnt reach a deal over the proposed higher budget and the amount of episodes Lynch would produce and direct, leading to Lynch announcing his exit on Twitter.
A public outcry ensued about whether the Log Lady or Special Agent Cooper would truly be the same without the weirdo auteur at the helm, and members of the cast even showed their support. It took a while, but Lynch and co-creator Mark Frost hashed out their differences with Showtime head David Nevins, saving the show’s third season once again. Lynch then tweeted happily.
In a statement, Nevins said: “This damn fine cup of coffee from Mark (Frost) and David tastes more delicious than ever. Totally worth the extra brewing time and the cup is even bigger than we expected. David will direct the whole thing which will total more than the originally announced nine hours. Preproduction starts now!!” We’ve now got proof that pre-production started, and now all we need is some actual footage to get back into the mood.
Until then, you could always listen to the show’s iconic theme song to hold you over and creep you out at the same time.