Is that gum you like going to come back in style?
October 3, 2014 12:19 PM   Subscribe

David Lynch and Mark Frost tweet: "That gum you like is going to come back in style" #damngoodcoffee. Special Agent Dale Cooper said: "When two separate events occur simultaneously pertaining to the same object of inquiry we must always pay strict attention!" - Are we going to see a third season (on Netflix perhaps?) or will there be a sequel (or another prequel) to the Twin Peaks movie?
posted by marienbad (53 comments total) 27 users marked this as a favorite
 
Well, Laura Palmer did say we'd see her again in 25 years.
posted by grumpybear69 at 12:23 PM on October 3, 2014 [17 favorites]


This post is wrapped in very thin plastic indeed.
posted by Think_Long at 12:24 PM on October 3, 2014 [1 favorite]


Sigh. On the one hand, I'm a little burned out on Twin Peaks tea-leaf-reading.

On the other hand, I'm really curious to see how these actors have aged, so...
posted by duffell at 12:25 PM on October 3, 2014


Twin Peaks 25 years later:

"Harry, I think I finally got the taste of that fish-filtered coffee out of my mouth."
posted by duffell at 12:29 PM on October 3, 2014 [4 favorites]


I don't want a Twin Peaks without Don S. Davis's soulful Major Briggs, so I'm going to hope for comics or a novel.
posted by Lemmy Caution at 12:33 PM on October 3, 2014 [8 favorites]


Camper Van Beethoven has a song, "That Gum You Like Is Back in Style." Is there some connection I don't know about?
posted by Mr. Yuck at 12:40 PM on October 3, 2014 [1 favorite]


spoilers for twin peaks here but this will help
posted by Ferreous at 12:47 PM on October 3, 2014


Five internets says it'll be a youtube series of 'found footage' wrapped in an ARG.
posted by LogicalDash at 12:52 PM on October 3, 2014 [2 favorites]


I've been saying for a while now that a new David Lynch TV series on Netflix or Hulu would be an amazing thing to have happen. And more Twin Peaks? Do you even need to ask?
posted by Strange Interlude at 12:52 PM on October 3, 2014 [2 favorites]


Fuck, David Lynch is going to call me out on my "I'm too cool for popular TV" snobbery.
posted by Dr Dracator at 12:53 PM on October 3, 2014


I want to really believe that Frost and Lynch are in talks with netflix or amazon to revive the series. 25 years later. Twin Peaks is almost BUILT to binge watching, or at least heavy, quick consumption.

I want to know more about the town. I want to know more about the Lodge. I like it when Lynch really sticks to narrative, no matter how weird it is.

I would openly freak out if this turned out to be true.
posted by furnace.heart at 12:54 PM on October 3, 2014 [5 favorites]


I like it when Lynch really sticks to narrative, no matter how weird it is.

Yes! This is why MULHOLLAND DR. is so great -- despite all the outre directions it lurches in, that shit is airtight. And I think fans' biggest frustration with S2 of TWIN PEAKS (which I share, though I still like it) is the way he started weaving the show's narrative strands so beautifully in S1 and then (I take it largely through his absence) let them unravel.
posted by eugenen at 1:17 PM on October 3, 2014 [6 favorites]


Oh please oh please oh please oh please oh please oh please!
posted by brevator at 1:18 PM on October 3, 2014 [2 favorites]


Camper Van Beethoven has a song, "That Gum You Like Is Back in Style." Is there some connection I don't know about?

I think the connection is that Camper Van Beethoven are inveterate pop-culture leechers, and the song came out 13 years after the show ended, so why not.
posted by mykescipark at 1:18 PM on October 3, 2014 [1 favorite]


Tweet from the Twin Peaks Archive account:

Twin Peaks to return to TV on Showtime as 8 episode run written by Lynch/Frost directed by Lynch. Possible announcement Monday. #rumor

Fingers crossed so hard ...
posted by jbickers at 1:21 PM on October 3, 2014 [8 favorites]


Oh my god I cannot even. (Though they stress in the subsequent tweet that it's a "rumor only.")
posted by eugenen at 1:25 PM on October 3, 2014


Yes! This is why MULHOLLAND DR. is so great -- despite all the outre directions it lurches in, that shit is airtight. And I think fans' biggest frustration with S2 of TWIN PEAKS (which I share, though I still like it) is the way he started weaving the show's narrative strands so beautifully in S1 and then (I take it largely through his absence) let them unravel.

WORD. I don't like the bulk of Lynch's work, but Mulholland Drive was pretty spectacular for that reason. One of my favorite things about Twin Peaks (that Mulhollad Drive also demonstrates) is that it feels like, even though this shit is mystical, off the rails, deeply weird, SUPER confusing and sometimes full of nonsense, that the writers are in control. Even if they're not in control, they sure do make it seem so. That's really comforting, especially in a series that's deeply discomforting.

Do want moar Peaks.
posted by furnace.heart at 1:27 PM on October 3, 2014 [1 favorite]


Has anyone made a Twin Peaks version of the True Detective opening credits? Like the same song, but images from Twin Peaks instead? Someone get on that please.
posted by The Man from Lardfork at 1:53 PM on October 3, 2014 [3 favorites]


jbickers, I just flagged your comment as "fantastic".

God? I don't ask ya for much because I'm an atheist-leaning agnostic, but if you're worth a damn you'll make sure this happens. And if any other gods, demons, or Lodge spirits are listening, here's an easy way to win at least one new believer...
posted by Strange Interlude at 1:56 PM on October 3, 2014 [1 favorite]


Twin Peaks to return to TV on Showtime as 8 episode run written by Lynch/Frost directed by Lynch. Possible announcement Monday. #rumor

Oh. My. God. I will lose my damn mind if this (or similar) really happens.
posted by grapesaresour at 1:57 PM on October 3, 2014 [1 favorite]


And by the by, just in case anybody here is suddenly aching to watch Twin Peaks again (or for the very first time), we happen to have an active rewatch going on over in MeFi FanFare, with threads open for comments, questions, or whatever else you'd like to share. Go check it out!
posted by Strange Interlude at 2:02 PM on October 3, 2014 [5 favorites]


Mulholland Drive actually does indeed have a sensible plot, though it's difficult to decipher. The nice thing is that the film works beautifully even if you haven't.
posted by Anything at 2:39 PM on October 3, 2014


I'm torn about this. I'm definitely jonesing for new Lynch -- Inland Empire was 8 freakin' years ago! And I love the Twin Peaks characters and world. But... I think that a straight up "25 years later..." sort of continuation would end up being disappointing. The reason why FWWM works, IMHO, is that it's only sort-of a prequel; it's more like a reinterpretation of the TV series, a different vision of the story and its significance. I don't want Lynch & Frost to simply go back and try to continue the story, explain the mysteries, etc. -- that would be a mistaken submission to nostalgia. Take us back to Peaks, but make it new, different. Sure, connect to the original series, but don't try to recapture it. Of course, this is Lynch we are talking about, and he has been pretty successful at remaining profoundly Lynchian throughout his career, doing what he wants to do in his way. So, I have hope that he wouldn't want to return to this world unless he had a strange, beautiful new approach to it. Who knows, though, we'll see. Maybe.
posted by Saxon Kane at 3:28 PM on October 3, 2014 [1 favorite]


Twelve episodes of James Hurley getting into the most boring adventures you can imagine. Every episode has a three minute guitar noodling break.
posted by griphus at 3:37 PM on October 3, 2014 [29 favorites]


Honestly though a Dale Cooper/Denise Bryson lighthearted and weird buddy cop show would be amazing.
posted by griphus at 3:38 PM on October 3, 2014 [6 favorites]


Poor James Hurley's colon.
posted by bitter-girl.com at 3:41 PM on October 3, 2014 [1 favorite]


So, I have hope that he wouldn't want to return to this world unless he had a strange, beautiful new approach to it. Who knows, though, we'll see. Maybe.

Lynch is one of the few people I could see pulling something like this off though. I mean, I think Fire Walk With Me was a bit of middle finger as any sort of conclusion, but it really had all the things that made Peaks, Peaks. Especially all of the pre-peaks world-building that he throws into it with Agent Desmond. I mean, that shit was weird, but it fell right into the same track as Twin Peaks first season.

I normally don't have high hopes for revivals or remakes, but if Lynch and Frost are on board? I've got a little bit of faith in that. At least more faith than I usually do in such projects. Certainly more faith than I had in the Arrested Development continuation.



I also think it would be fucking fantastic for Donna Hayward to be played by both Lara Flynn Boyle and Moira Kelly, just trading off each episode.
posted by furnace.heart at 4:08 PM on October 3, 2014 [7 favorites]


So today I learned the TV detective comedy Psych, which I always figured for a pretty broad, middle-of-the-road kind of show, did an episode that was a sendup/tribute of Twin Peaks. I'm watching it now. A few shows have done "loving spoofs" over the years, but this is the best I've seen... lots of little details, little allusions, and of course, half a dozen or so of the original actors from the show.
posted by duffell at 4:30 PM on October 3, 2014 [2 favorites]


Five internets says it'll be a youtube series of 'found footage' wrapped in an ARG.

In the case of Twin Peaks, wouldn't that be ARGHHH?
posted by fairmettle at 5:11 PM on October 3, 2014


Does Lynch still do the weather report? His whole site is a pay site now and while I'm curious, I'm not curious enough to fork over my dough.
posted by potsmokinghippieoverlord at 5:49 PM on October 3, 2014


The stores around here haven't carried any black licorice for years, so I suspect and fear that Blackjack gum won't be making a comeback.
posted by Twang at 6:23 PM on October 3, 2014


The stores around here haven't carried any black licorice for years, so I suspect and fear that Blackjack gum won't be making a comeback.

It's also not easy being a Teaberry fan.
posted by Pope Guilty at 8:23 PM on October 3, 2014 [2 favorites]


Straight Story II : All Terrain or GTFO.
posted by benzenedream at 8:54 PM on October 3, 2014 [2 favorites]


I asked the owls. They said it was a joke.

Or at least, they were laughing.

Saw a hawk take a pigeon today.
posted by Drexen at 10:16 PM on October 3, 2014


Twelve episodes of James Hurley getting into the most boring adventures you can imagine. Every episode has a three minute guitar noodling break.

I'm convinced that James' storylines from season two were from rejected Red Shoes Diaries scripts--his ridiculous affair with a rich married woman comes to mind. They had to give him something to do, I guess.

Season two is a huge letdown, but there is a thread of the good stuff in every episode, and the last three or so episodes are awesome--that's when David Lynch came back to direct.
posted by zardoz at 11:02 PM on October 3, 2014


The psych TP parody (I believe its dual spires and from season 4 or 5?) Is great and has a lot of the original actors in various parts, as psych does (their clue parody is bewildering partially from all the guest stars and their jaws episode script is like 50% lines from the movie)
posted by lownote at 6:14 AM on October 4, 2014 [1 favorite]


I asked the owls. They said it was a joke.

I dunno, the last time I asked an owl something, he gave me some bullshit answer and ate my Tootsie Pop.
posted by Strange Interlude at 9:06 AM on October 4, 2014 [5 favorites]


Fuck, David Lynch is going to call me out on my "I'm too cool for popular TV" snobbery.

In the meantime, let me introduce you to a little number called Fargo. Maybe that will help get you back to speed.

Seriously, the time for TV snobbery has passed. Shows like True Detective, The Wire, Breaking Bad, Fargo--they've all been popular and they have all, in my opinion, been worth the attention they've received.

These days, if you are too cool for television, well, you are really only hurting yourself. Definitely time to plug in that TV again.
posted by misha at 9:03 PM on October 4, 2014


The psych TP parody (I believe its dual spires and from season 4 or 5?) Is great and has a lot of the original actors in various parts

I don't watch Psych, but it's on Netflix, and that episode was a lot of fun. It's Season 5, Episode 12: Dual Spires.
posted by jcreigh at 2:14 PM on October 5, 2014


Earlier in the year, when the BluRays were being teased or finally announced, there was speculation about a continuation and even then I was saying "No way, don't need it, don't want it."

I'm not sure what's changed in me in the last six months - maybe it was that BluRay release with all the extra FWWM footage. I need to see more of that world.

I'm so on board for whatever this is.

It's a pity we've lost a few great actors from the series - Don S Davis, Jack Nance, Frank Silva - but there are so many great characters to revisit.
posted by crossoverman at 6:50 PM on October 5, 2014


I'm not sure what's changed in me in the last six months - maybe it was that BluRay release with all the extra FWWM footage.

That's what did it for me. I have the first season on DVD. I didn't enjoy the second season enough to replace my Swedish TV rips I got in college with the DVD release but oh man I cannot at all pass up the FWWM deleted scenes.
posted by griphus at 6:53 AM on October 6, 2014


(Of course when I say I "didn't enjoy" the second season, I mean that I only watched the entirety of it twice.)
posted by griphus at 6:53 AM on October 6, 2014


YOU GUYS YOU GUYS YOU GUYS
Straight from the Lynch's mouth: IT IS HAPPENING AGAIN.
posted by Strange Interlude at 8:34 AM on October 6, 2014 [1 favorite]


More info than what's in that 1 minute teaser video.
posted by sparkletone at 8:39 AM on October 6, 2014 [1 favorite]


Random thought:

I want the new episodes to be shot in SD, and run through a cheap tape recorder at least once. I'm not sure what Twin Peaks would be like if it didn't have a little bit of fuzz and hiss. The mood and atmosphere of Twin Peaks is so intrinsically linked to its medium.
posted by schmod at 9:09 AM on October 6, 2014 [2 favorites]


We'll finally get some resolution to that Dick Tremayne storyline!
posted by sobarel at 9:14 AM on October 6, 2014 [1 favorite]


I will see you again in 25 years.
posted by maxsparber at 9:30 AM on October 6, 2014 [1 favorite]


An interview with Mark Frost about today's announcement.
posted by sparkletone at 9:32 AM on October 6, 2014 [1 favorite]




Kyle McLachlan tweets.
posted by crossoverman at 12:57 PM on October 6, 2014 [2 favorites]


Does Lynch still do the weather report?

He stopped doing it a few years ago.
posted by aught at 6:43 AM on October 7, 2014


I want the new episodes to be shot in SD, and run through a cheap tape recorder at least once. I'm not sure what Twin Peaks would be like if it didn't have a little bit of fuzz and hiss. The mood and atmosphere of Twin Peaks is so intrinsically linked to its medium.

Lynch has talked about how he loves digital video and will never use film again. Of course, the way digital is taking over celluloid, the quality is already pretty much indistinguishable at this point, especially for something with a medium-sized budget and up. The digital graininess of Inland Empire was partially an aesthetic choice, partially a necessity of the tiny budget he had. I imagine this Twin Peaks series will be pretty slick-looking.
posted by zardoz at 10:51 PM on October 8, 2014


Perhaps he might return to shooting with film:
For those concerned that new episodes will look like David Lynch’s latest film Inland Empire without the warm tones and grain of the original series, the director proclaimed his love for film again at the Lucca Film Festival last week. A sentiment which, by the way, overwhelmed him while working on The Missing Pieces from Fire Walk with Me:

“For a long time I championed digital. I fell in love with digital in building a website, and that carried into Inland Empire. And recently, I was working on the deleted scenes from Twin Peaks. For the first time in a long time I saw images shot on film. And I was overwhelmed by the depth and the beauty that celluloid and film can give. It has such a depth and such a beauty.”
posted by Bangaioh at 2:17 AM on October 9, 2014 [1 favorite]


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