Good news for fans of Twin Peaks: the Showtime revival will now have double the episodes that were originally planned.
The Twin Peaks is in full swing again now that co-creator David Lynch is back on board to direct every episode. While Showtime had originally intended to produce nine episodes of a revival series in 2016, new reports are claiming that there will now be 18 episodes.
The claim comes from WelcometoTwinPeaks.com, a reliable fan-site for all things Twin Peaks. Stars Sherilyn Fenn (who played Audrey Horne) and Sheryl Lee (Laura Palmer/Maddy Ferguson) revealed this news at Crypticon in Seattle on Saturday. All 18 episodes will apparently be directed by Lynch.
The costars also revealed that original music composer to the series Angelo Badalamenti will be back on board to write more music for the revival. Badalamenti won a Grammy back in 1990 for composing the theme to Twin Peaks.
Fenn and Lee also revealed that Twede's Cafe in North Bend, Wash. will turn into the Double R Diner as seen in the first two seasons of the series.
This is all very good news for Twin Peaks' loyal fanbase. With Lynch crafting even more episodes of the show in addition to the return of Badalamenti and locations like the Double R Diner, it will truly be a treat both wonderful and strange to see in 2016.
Showtime has not made an official announcement on when Twin Peaks will return, but the network originally claimed that it will debut in 2016.