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That was a close one. After leaving the project over budget disputes, David Lynch has once again joined Twin Peaks.
For a project that has already been picked up to series, there has been a lot of uncertainty around the Twin Peaks revival. Recent rumors stated the series would no longer be headed to Showtime, but those were seemingly debunked by the network.
These days, audiences tend to like their documentaries either extremely uplifting or extremely dark and crime-filled, which makes Atari: Game Over one of the stranger entries in the genre in the last few years, and it'll soon make its way to TV for the first time.
It feels like just yesterday that Showtime first teamed up with Don Cheadle and Kristen Bell for a new series about management consultants. In actuality, it was quite a bit longer ago than that; Showtime has just renewed the show for Season 5.
If you come up with a thousand different ways to describe David Lynch, you’ll arrive at “intentionally cryptic” well before you get to “straightforward.” And so it goes with the return of Twin Peaks, which Lynch has suddenly become more hesitant to speak about with certainty.
Following yesterday’s news that HBO signed a (presumably temporary) exclusive deal with Apple for the premium cabler’s HBO Now streaming service, CBS chief exec Les Moonves has announced his own Showtime will also soon offer its own cable-free subscription-based streaming service.
If all goes well with his new series Happyish, which debuts on Showtime this April, we'll likely be seeing a lot more of Coogan in the coming years. For now, we can watch him tackle the typically uncomfortable (although seemingly not to him) conversation of what drug commercials targeting mid-to-late aged males like to call ED (erectile dysfunction) in the trailer.
The actor has been in all kinds of headlines concerning his possible return to the X-Files universe, but some of us are a little more interested in hearing about whether or not his transgender DEA agent would be coming back for Showtime’s upcoming Twin Peaks revival.
Somebody find the Log Lady and tell her carve us up some pie, because the upcoming return of David Lynch’s Twin Peaks is bringing back a character that would be impossible to replace.
When Penny Dreadful returns to Season 2 next year, it will have quite a few narrative threads to expand upon. Now we have our first good look at what’s coming, and there are of course dark things stretching across the horizon.
Showtime’s upcoming comedic drama Happyish has had its share of problems on its way to getting a pilot made. It first lost lead actor Philip Seymour Hoffman when he passed away earlier this year, and Rhys Ifans also dropped out of the project at some point. Luckily, the show is rebuilding its cast with excellent actors.
Showtime has a long track record of keeping shows on the air for a lengthy amount of time, and on Monday the subscription cable network announced it will be sticking with a couple of its dramas for another TV season. Fans of Homeland or The Affair should be happy to learn that both shows have been renewed for another season.
Showtime is currently making the world of marriage a battlefield with the clever infidelity drama The Affair, and they might soon expand that war zone to include the entire United States.
For all the quality upgrades that cable series have in comparison to broadcast networks, it’s always a bummer to have to wait eons for news about the next season. Thankfully, Showtime has gone public with the premiere date for the upcoming seasons of Shameless, House of Lies and Episodes.
When it comes to actors who can display equal amounts of warmth, dramatic emotion and comedic pathos, Philip Seymour Hoffman was at the top of the game. Thankfully, he has a properly suitable replacement for the upcoming dramedy Happyish in Steve Coogan.