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.
Ever since Showtime announced it would be returning to Twin Peaks, the show’s co-creator, Mark Frost, has been incredibly excited about the prospect. He’s given interviews teasing the new series and now he has another project in the works related to the hit show.
Last week, Twin Peaks co-creators David Lynch and Mark Frost announced that new episodes of the cult series are being produced for Showtime. Twin Peaks isn’t slated to hit the schedule until 2016, but we’ve already begun to learn about some potential castings.
Showtime has set up The Affair with a title and a format that follows two people committing adultery. Regardless, it’s not really a drama that is simply about adultery. It’s more about memory, and how two people can look back and see events unfold in two very different ways.
This version of In the Heat of the Night, at least the pilot, will be written and directed by Tate Taylor, best known for 2011’s The Help and this year’s James Brown biopic Get On Up. We can assume this tale will skew a little darker than both of those films.
Details on the new episodes of the hit series are being kept under wraps right now, but we do know that Frost and Lynch will write the limited event series, which will be set 25 years after the events that occurred in ABC’s primetime drama in the early nineties. With subscription cable comes a whole new opportunity to get weird, but we’re hopeful that Twin Peaks will nod at its past as it moves forward into its future.
Showtime is already teasing the Season 2 return of the literary-minded horror series Penny Dreadful, which you can see in this video. It isn't set to premiere until next year, but can our lives even handle more Vanessa Ives?
I’m still having trouble believing that today isn’t just some extended lucid dream, with news dropping earlier that Showtime has ordered a new season of the classic drama Twin Peaks. While some of the series’ mysteries have remained unresolved for over two decades, we can take comfort in knowing how creators David Lynch and Mark Frost came to agree on returning to the surreal town for at least one more maddening journey.
Hopefully you are sitting down with some coffee that’s black as midnight on a moonless night. You’ll need it to process the information we are about to share with you. Twin Peaks is officially returning back to television via a limited event series. We have all the details, here.