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David Lynch Deep Into Editing Fluctuating Number Of Twin Peaks Episodes

Showtime execs on watching Twin Peaks dailies: “We were instantly transported. The tone, the feel, it is so singular. We can’t wait to show it to the world.”
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Showtime execs David Nevins and Gery Levine today at the TCA Summer Press Tour 2016 still could not announce exactly when the new Twin Peaks series will air —they’re aiming for second quarter of 2017— or how many episodes David Lynch and Mark Frost will actually produce. In fact, at their first meeting with Showtime, the creators did not present completed scripts but thick binders full of notes and ideas on what happened the past 25 years. The actual number of episodes is still shifting while David Lynch is deep into editing with longtime collaborator Duwayne Dunham.

The execs are expecting to see edited footage soon, but watching just some of the dailies, they were both “instantly transported.” They added they can’t wait to show it to the world.

What they did show to the press was B-roll filmed in Washington state mixed with behind the scenes interviews with some of the cast members, including Kyle MacLachlan, Miguel Ferrer, Dana Ashbrook, Harry Goaz, Jim Belushi, Kimmy Robertson, James Marshall, and Robert Knepper. We can’t wait until Showtime publishes this video online, so keep your eyes peeled and watch this space!

To conclude, some interesting tweets from the #TCA16 event.


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What's your response to this?


  1. Manitoumackinac says:

    The original was edited around commercial breaks, yet there’s no commercials on Showtime. Will this change the storytelling and cinematic feel of Twin Peaks?

  2. DGreatWent says:

    Original was intended to be a soap opera spoof so I’m guessing it will be a bit more like the movie. Hopefully they keep the goofy quirky fun with it as well. And Agent Albert Rosenfield. Absolute must!!

    • Rob B. says:

      Pay cable tends to “sex-up” its shows (like Game of Thrones and True Blood), so I hope that the Showtime execs resists that tendency. The sexuality of the show was more under the surface, which was part of the fun. If they keep the “sexposition” to the level of FWWM, then I’ll be content.

      • WOWBOBWOW says:

        Lynch has, “complete creative control” over the show, format, content, and editing.

  3. Mark says:

    It still seems like a dream that this is happening. To say this is the TV/Film event of 2017 is something of an understatement!

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