Showtime has cancelled Twin Peaks after three seasons – the cabler has opted not to continue the supernatural drama into Season 4.
Network chief David Nevins said:
“It was always intended to be one season. A lot of people are speculating but there’s been zero contemplation, zero discussions other than fans asking me about it.”
Despite no fourth season, Nevins insists that the lodge door remains open should creator David Lynch wish to re-enter the world of Twin Peaks in future years:
“The door’s always open to David Lynch, whether that would lead to another season, I don’t know if he wants to do it. This was a Herculean effort. I’m not sure if any director has ever done 18 hours in a row of a series… It’s remarkable what he achieved, fans are liking it and for me that’s what’s satisfying.”
A BIG B.S. to both Nevins & Lynch. There was NO WAY this garbage reboot was going to be renewed. This explanation was Showtime’s way of trying to gracefully get out of this 18 episode garbage reboot. Lynch was/is so full of himself that he even directed all 18 episode (that he probably mostly wrote as well) and Nevins fell for it, hook, line & 10 ton sinker that brought them both to the bottom!!!
And wrote a song or two that appear at the end!
Yes, you’re absolutely right! Thanks for adding to Lynch’s long list of narcissistic ways. If a real director were in charge, the show could have been tightened & trimmed to 10 episodes, and “MAYBE” made more watchable.
Most of the time was spent with people just staring at each other or staring at nothing. If you took out all the wasted time in each episode, it might have amounted to 15 minutes of actual playtime. I wonder if it will end leaving us hanging again, or leave it wide open?
Joseph Bongiorno says
The Return of Twin Peaks has been a real experience, and those who have less patience, tolerance for experimental forms, or whose expectations are of pure nostalgia, won’t appreciate it. But it’s been a wild ride and I’ll be sorry to see it go. I hope that what Nevins and Lynch have said is true, and that this was meant to be a one-off season. I certainly wouldn’t mind more, as the mythology is so rich and deep and confounding that the series could easily go on further (particularly as I’m not sure how the next four episodes could wrap everything up–but then again–not everything has to be).
This reboot was called “TWIN PEAKS: THE RETURN”. ‘NOSTALGIA’, had EVERYTHING to do with the reboot. They thought they had a built in base audience. I was one of those. These are the same actors from 1990. I had “….patience, tolerance for experimental forms….” back then and I was sorry to see it cancelled after season 2. But If you can justify things like the scene earlier in the season, where we see someone sweeping up the floor in the bar for nearly 2 minutes….. 2 MINUTES!!!!!!, as, “…..as the mythology is so rich & deep & confounding….”, then I’m certainly glad you’re not a screenwriter.
Weirdness quirkiness dare I say odd or unusual isn’t that what you want from a David Lynch “joint”? I believe the Twin Peaks saga is going to run its course and end on its own terms. This weeks episode ties up some of the loose ends with the Bonnie & Clyding of evil Cooper’s hit team and the electro rock dispatch of evil coop’s “son”. The evil Diane going to “seed” was fun too. The re awakening of Dale Cooper of course is the big news and sets up next weeks grand finale. Great job!
I didn`t like season 2 much but this reboot was OK – all in all.
I must agree with the comments about the fact that some editing would have been preferable.
I did laugh about the “sweeping” scene comment – I specifically noticed that one too.
Trimmed to maybe 14 episodes with the minimum of editing of some of the more remarkably elongated scenes would have sufficed.
Who cares!! Was unwatchable.
Maury Povich says
Itd was bad it hurt my widdle brain. Dancing with da stars coming on gotta go.
dee too says
“Twin Peaks: The Return” is an amazing series–bold, experimental, visionary. Out of its mind half the time. Transcendent non-traditional storytelling. Lynch disturbs the molecules. Episode 8 was one of the best things I’ve ever seen on television. The hate for season 3 is no surprise. But make no mistake–it’s genius.