Twin Peaks has never really been about the endings. Season 2 infamously ended on Evil Cooper escaping the Black Lodge, and 25 years later, Season 3 ended with Cooper and (maybe) Laura Palmer confused and trapped in a different (maybe) timeline. So, it stands to reason that the series itself is never truly over, as we once again are left to wonder the fate of Twin Peaks. David Lynch was unsure if another season would happen, and now co-creator Mark Frost has weighed in. Here's what he had to say about a possible Season 4:
I haven't decided yet. I think it's still an open question and it's one that we're looking at and one that I think Showtime is musing as well.
It seems like no one is really quite sure yet if they want to continue Twin Peaks. In an interview with IndieWire, Mark Frost said that he hasn't "decided yet" on if he wants to make another season of his cult classic series Twin Peaks. Showtime at least seems open to the idea of more episodes, but ultimately at the end of the day, the final decision really lies with Frost and co-creator David Lynch.
Mark Frost's comments line up with what David Lynch said about making Season 4 back in September. During an event at Belgrade Culture Centre in Serbia, Lynch told a crowd of people that it was too early to tell and that the time it takes to develop the series is a big factor. It took Lynch and Mark Frost four and half years to write and film the 18 episode third season, so any new seasons would likely take a long time to produce. Perhaps Lynch and Frost have wiped the dust off since then and would be able to write faster, but Twin Peaks is a careful and deliberate show. It's not exactly something that warrants speed.
At any rate, Showtime does have some incentive to greenlight a new season. Twin Peaks: The Return drew in big numbers for them and was their most watched new show ever, driving up there subscription numbers. Plus, Twin Peaks was a big topic of conversation in the film world, so having a series that can drum up that kind of unique buzz is something any network would want.
The fate of Twin Peaks is still a mystery but you can always watch the new season over at Showtime. If you got a TV itch you just can't scratch, then there are other alternatives. Hit up our fall season TV premiere guide to find what else is out there on the air. For more TV news, make sure to keep it right here at CinemaBlend and we'll update you with new information as soon as it's available.