Following on from the hugely celebrated third season of Twin Peaks which arrived in 2017, speculation has been never-ending in the hope that both David Lynch and Mark Frost would team up again for another run of suitably surreal episodes.
Following a 25-year hiatus, Lynch created Twin Peaks: The Return alongside his creative partner Frost which saw many of the original cast such as Kyle MacLachlan return to play his role as FBI Special Agent Dale Cooper.
Set 25 years after the events of the original Twin Peaks, the Return was made up of 18 episodes which centred the core of the plot around “Agent Cooper’s odyssey back to Twin Peaks.” Bringing back many who contributed and worked on the original series, Lynch and Frost has successfully managed to pick up where they left off in 1991 with emphatic effect. While speculation has been rife about the possibility of new episodes, Lynch has previously remained tight-lipped the possibility: “It’s too early to say if there will be a fourth season of the series,” he commented in the past. “If that were the case, we would have to wait a few more years because it took me four and a half years to write and film this season.”
Now though, while drawn into a conversation about the show while speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, Lynch has disappointingly poured cold water over the speculation: “All these rumours are flying about, but I can tell you that there’s nothing happening in that regard,” he said. “It’s a rumour that even if it was true—there’s nothing happening.”
Despite suggesting that a Twin Peaks comeback remains unlikely, the director did suggest that he favours the medium of television for his next plans. “Right now. feature films in my book are in big trouble, except for the big blockbusters,” he said. “The art house films, they don’t stand a chance. They might go to a theatre for a week and if it’s a Cineplex they go to the smallest theatre in the set-up, and then they go to BluRay or On Demand. The big-screen experience right now is gone. Gone, but not forgotten.”
The director added: “I really love a continuing story, and cable television I say is the new art house. You have total freedom. The sound isn’t as good as a great theatre; the picture isn’t as big — but TVs are getting bigger and bigger and better and better, so there’s hope. And then you have this chance for a continuing story, so it’s the new art house, I say.”
Closing, Lynch remained optimistic in regards to his future plans: “I don’t really think I can make a film until there’s a vaccine” before adding that he “can experiment with any kind of motion picture I can do on the computer.”