Director/writer/artist/composer/doughnut philosopher, David Lynch, is bringing his acclaimed early ’90s series Twin Peaks back to Showtime. It’s been mighty mysterious so far, with very little revealed as to the plot, and that’s exactly how the father of Eraserhead wants it. He feels that movie marketing nowadays ruins everything and he’s through with making movies because of it. Continue reading
What you are looking at above is Ashley Judd, Jim Belushi, Amanda Seyfried, David Duchovny, Naomi Watts, Matthew Lillard, Michael Cera, Jennifer Jason Leigh, and Trent Reznor. And if you can believe it, you’re only looking at less than 20% of the cast of the Twin Peaks reboot. I hope Showtime knows how to place a casual encounters ad on Craigslist, because something tells me they’re going to need to make a couple extra bucks to make sure all those paychecks don’t bounce.
The cast list for Showtime’s Twin Peaks reboot was announced today. We already knew that most of the original cast was open to coming back. But thanks to Showtime, we now know that pretty much everyone in David Lynch’s Rolodex is coming with them. Variety has a screen grab of the cast list, and I’ve put it after the cut.
Twin Peaks without David Lynch is like ruining feminism without Joss Whedon. I kid! I’m crossing pop culture streams here and it’s wrong. Anyway, David Lynch will be helming the Twin Peaks reboot. Let’s just hope we’re getting S1 amazing Twin Peaks as opposed to S2 Ugh-Is-That-Heather-Graham-I-Miss-Laura-Palmer-Wrapped-In-Plastic Twin Peaks. You should see that batshit crazy movie prequel though. There’s David Bowie and a mime. It’s hot.
— David Lynch (@DAVID_LYNCH) May 16, 2015
Showtime president David Nevins also released a hokey statement (via CNET):
“This damn fine cup of coffee from Mark [Frost] and David tastes more delicious than ever. Totally worth the extra brewing time and the cup is even bigger than we expected. David will direct the whole thing which will total more than the originally announced nine hours. Preproduction starts now!”
Twin Peaks made me realize that television could be quirky and awesome and not have to be The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (I’m not including you, Original Aunt Viv, don’t meet me at the door). Reboots are usually V/The Bionic Woman/Charlie’s Angels-caliber fuckups. But David Lynch is here. Cue the backwards-talking little people and pie. Cue Ed of Ed’s Gas Farm and his wife Nadine with the eye patch and the greased drape chords. Cue Laura Palmer’s screechy mother played by the amazing Grace Zabriskie. Tighten that tuck and beat that face, David Duchovny!