Following the announcement that Twin Peaks would be making a return to television with original co-creators David Lynch and Mark Frost, fans were apprehensively excited about whether the show could hold up to the iconic original series or if it would potentially be a case of "too little, too late." The new 18-episode season received much praise, with questions arising about if a fourth season was in the cards, to which Lynch claims, "Never say never."
"I don't know. It's too early to say that right now," the filmmaker recently told The Hollywood Reporter about the possibility of another season. "I've learned never say never."
The original eight-episode season debuted in 1990, drawing in viewers with its murder-mystery set in a small town in the Pacific Northwest. The second season, however, continued to explore who killed prom queen Laura Palmer at a pace not fast enough for the show's network's liking, resulting in a jarring shift in narrative direction, which didn't resonate with viewers, eventually leading to its cancellation.
In 1992, Lynch made the film Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me, which served as a prequel to the events of the series, filling in holes in the story's overall narrative.
With the third season airing on Showtime, many of the series' limitations were lifted, allowing Lynch and Frost to push boundaries even further with its unique blend of horror, surrealism and black comedy.
In the 25 years since the series' debut, the filmmaker got to hone his craft with films like Lost Highway, Mulholland
"It's not a question of showing off," Lynch said of exploring series star Kyle MacLachlan's versatility. "You get these ideas, and I knew Kyle could do it. But it's these characters, they've got to be a certain way, and so you work together, all the different elements that make up each one of those characters. And then the actors have got to supply their talent and make it real, from a deep place, and Kyle sure did it."
Stay tuned for any updates on whether we'll ever see more Twin Peaks.
[H/T The Hollywood Reporter]