[TV] Twin Peaks Co-Creator Hints At Third Season
Posted by Joseph Lee on 01.04.2013
Are you ready to go back to Twin Peaks?
In an interview with Sci-Fi Now magazine (via Moviehole), Twin Peaks co-creator Mark Frost (the other creator was David Lynch) hinted that the show could return for a third season.
Twin Peaks was canceled after only two seasons, but was original planned to be a five season series. The show ended on a cliffhanger. Frost says that a third season is "something we talk about from time to time. If we ever do decide to move forward," he adds, "I know we have a rich trove to draw from."
Frost said the third season could be set 25 years in the future, picking up from the original's dream sequence between Cooper, Laura and the backwards-speaking dwarf. That sequence took place 25 years in the future on the original series. In addition to Kyle MacLachlan, Sheryl Lee and Michael J. Anderson, Heather Graham could come back as Cooper's girlfriend Annie.
Frost said they had a plan for season three, but ABC canceled it before they could get it going. The third season, if made today, would be completely different.
In an earlier interview, Winter and EP Bob Engles said that they had a good idea where to go with the series if ABC gave it another chance. Engels said that dopplegangers would have been a big part of the show, and everyone would have a second person in the area.
Engles said of the bank bombing at the end of season 2: "Audrey survived. They all survived. That world of doppelgangers and a reality that's just behind another reality, there can be another Audrey – that was the area I would've liked to have explored. And yeah I think it was Harley Peyton who thought up the idea of Audrey being pregnant. We discussed the idea of going ten-years forward… the screen would say ‘Ten Years Later' and all the characters would be doing different things. But I think, in reality, once we saw that the numbers had dwindled, we knew we were done. I think if we could figure out a way to do [a third season now], I think everybody would have fun going back. You just don't want to do Return to Mayberry. It'd be a miracle to get the whole group back together again but I think, all things being equal, they'd say ‘I'm in'. I certainly would. I get a call once every six months or so from someone asking, ‘What do you think about doing Twin Peaks again?' but it's not my call. If David and Mark are in, then yes. [Occasionally] The network will come to me and say ‘What do you think about this?' Thing is, all the writers and directors from the show have gone to have nice careers, and none of them will want to come back and do, as I said, Return to Mayberry."