‘Twin Peaks’ Revival Delayed Until 2017, Co-Creator Mark Frost Says

David Lynch’s partner-in-weirdness emphasizes the need to “raise the bar” with Showtime reboot


Don’t dip into the coffee and cherry pie just yet, “Twin Peaks” fans.

Showtime’s upcoming revival of the bizarro drama will be hitting the small screen later than expected. At least, that’s the word from series co-creator Mark Frost, who says the reboot won’t debut until 2017.

The revival, announced in October, was originally slated for a 2016 premiere.

Frost broke the news in an interview during a recent visit to the Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum that was published on the hall’s website.

Frost, who’s working with co-creator David Lynch on the revival, said that it’s vital to “raise the bar” with the new run of the series.

“A lot of people always look back at ‘Twin Peaks’ and say that was the start of this explosion we’ve had in good television drama, but we did it in a time when there were still only three networks,” Frost said. “The challenge for us is to try and come back and raise the bar above what we did the last time. We’re coming back with season three of ‘Twin Peaks’ after a 25-year absence. We’ve finished the scripts, we start production in September, and that will be coming out on Showtime sometime in 2017.”

Showtime had no comment for TheWrap on Frost’s comments.

The original series, which ran from 1990 to 1991 on ABC, starred Kyle MacLachlan as quirky FBI agent Dale Cooper, investigating the murder of a young woman in the titular, fictional Washington town. The new run will take place in present-day Twin Peaks, continuing the lore of the original series.

The reboot hit a snag in April, when Lynch temporarily dropped out of the project.

In addition to MacLachlan, the reboot welcomes back original series stars Dana Ashbrook, Sherilyn Fenn and Sheryl Lee.