So, you might have heard that David Lynch and Mark Frost are bringing their acclaimed series Twin Peaks back to television a quarter of a century after it went off the air. Consistently rated one of the best television shows of all time, the small town full of darkness was cancelled in 1991 when ratings faltered after ABC network executives demanded Lynch and Frost reveal the identity of Laura Palmer's murderer and the show stumbled for an identity afterwards. The series finale ended on a cliffhanger, with Kyle MacLachlan's Agent Dale Cooper returning from the mysterious Black Lodge as a possessed and evil doppelganger.
Debuting on Showtime in 2016, Lynch and Frost confirm that this will be a continuation of the series set in the present day, which works for the show as Cooper saw a vision of himself as an old man in the Lodge. Much of the cast is expected to return, though no formal announcements have been made. Series villain Killer BOB may be out as actor Frank Silva passed away in 1995.
In addition to just being great on its own, Twin Peaks was highly influential. Lost, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and The Killing would not exist if Twin Peaks never had. Over the years, it's even found its way into video games, and today we look at some of the times it did.More »