With the Blu-ray box set in the rear-view mirror and months of rumors about a revival coming to nothing, it seemed likely fans wouldn't be hearing much more about Twin Peaks from co-creators David Lynch and Mark Frost anytime soon.
Today, though, the pair tweeted out -- within minutes of one another -- the same cryptic message which, at a minimum, suggests that the show is still on their minds.
...And, yeah, it's hard to imagine either of the two didn't know right away that this particular message would spark "Are they coming back?" conversations.
Dear Twitter Friends: That gum you like is going to come back in style! #damngoodcoffee— David Lynch (@DAVID_LYNCH) October 3, 2014
Dear Twitter Friends: That gum you like is going to come back in style. #damngoodcoffee— Mark Frost (@mfrost11) October 3, 2014
While Lynch has never shut the door completely on making new Twin Peaks, he's certainly been much more reserved about it, and reluctant to speculate on the idea, than has Frost, who often says there are still ideas to be mined in the cult classic TV series.
The show ran for two seasons and spawned a prequel movie, and is widely regarded as one of the best series in television history. At the end of the second season, there was a tease (pictured above) that suggested there was more story to be told.
"I'll see you again in 25 years," said Laura Palmer, the young girl whose murder touched off the events of the series. And fans have clung to that line, delivered 23 years ago in real time, as evidence that we could see more Twin Peaks in the near future.
Last year, rumors began to circulate that Lynch was in talks to resurrect the show, but his daughter, who wrote a tie-in novel for the series, denied it outright. Earlier this year, actor Ray Wise (who played Laura's father on the series) suggested there was more to it than that when asked about the possibility of a remake.
Twin Peaks premiered in April of 1990, so 25 years is coming right up...!
"They wouldn’t remake it. If anything was done, it would be 25 years later," Wise said. "It would never be a remake of anything we already did. Maybe you just didn’t mean to use that word, I don’t know. A remake, no, but it would be something new and fresh. David always said the town of Twin Peaks is still there; it’s still going on whether we watch it or not. So, who knows what’ll happen in the future? It would be 25 years later, not anything remade. Does that answer your question?"