NBC President Says Twin Peaks Rumors Have Stirred Potential Interest in Revival
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 01.06.2013
The rumors weren't true but they might be now...
NBC Entertainment's president says that there are talks at reviving Twin Peaks that were, ironically, spurred by false rumors that the network was considering that very idea. A report was circulating the internet that David Lynch had met with executives from NBC about a possible revival of the series, which cause co-creator Mark Frost to deny the news on Twitter:
Dear Internet: You are very good at spreading rumors. Truth is more valuable and much harder to come by. Sincerely yours, @mfrost11
Apparently the rumors had some value to them though, as Jennifer Salke said at the Television Critics Association tour today that the rumors may not be true but they got some ideas flowing.
"I called everybody when I got the email," said Salke. "None of us had gotten a call about that, not from an agent, not from the writer, not the head of drama... so we're wondering the same thing you are...When it came up we all looked at each other and said, ‘That's a good idea.' We were all kind of like, 'Hmm, we like Twin Peaks!' So, I'll send some emails today, and see what I can get to come in."
The original series ran for two seasons in 1990 through 1991 and was a huge success for the first season, not to mention introducing the phrase "Who killed Laura Palmer" into pop culture iconography. The second season tailspinned once that mystery was solved and it was not renewed for a third season. A film, Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me, was released in 1992.