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When is it not a good time for TV at the moment? May 21st will see the launch of David Lynch’s new/old Twin Peaks, beginning with a two-hour episode premiere, and an ensuing 18 hour series.
To add to the hype, Lynch made a surprise drop-in at the Television Critics Association press tour, along with Madchen Amick, Laura Dern, Miguel Ferrer, Kyle McLachlan, Kimmy Robertson and Robert Forster. Just casually.
Showtime president David Nevins has described the reboot as “pure heroin”, which, according to Dazed Digital, Lynch later added “I hear heroin is very popular drug”. At the convention, Lynch spoke to the past filmic processes, how he was drawn back in and what never needed wrapping up:
“What killed Twin Peaks originally – who killed Laura Palmer? – was a question that we did not ever really want to answer,” he said. “That Laura Palmer mystery was the goose that laid these little golden eggs. And then at a certain point, we were told we needed to wrap that up and after that, (the show) never really picked up.”
He went on to explain that the new season, as such, would not be episodic, but a “continuous story”, a style in keeping with the original, for which the pilot Lynch “ saw as a film, and we shot it the same was (as a film) and lo and behold, it clicked.”
On working with Lynch, everyone’s fave Kyle McLachlan commented “It’s a feeling more than anything else. I don’t really know why and I don’t have that with any other director I’ve worked with yet. I consider it to be special, and I’m so grateful to be able to have that actor-director relationship again.”
You also might not have seen this Showtime behind the scenes snippet:
News via Dazed Digital
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