This is sad news for the Twin Peaks fandom, which has been patient enough to hang on for 14 years before receiving even the slightest word of a continuation. Now, it seems as if they're going to have to be even more patient, because the Twin Peaks sequel premiere date has been delayed. The series that has been causing so much buzz, and which has instilled new life in the fandom, was slated to debut in 2016. However, on Tuesday, during CBS' third-quarter earnings conference call, CBS Corporate Chief Leslie Moonves said that "the limited series [will] premiere in 2017," according to Variety.
And, believe me, I can understand the frustration here, people. The series has been in the works for a year now — not to mention the 13 years prior where fans had to sit on all the questions that the show left unanswered before it ended — and to find out that we are still two years shy of getting to see the continuation comes as a huge blow. However, it might not be as big of a blow as fans might be imagining. After all, which is better? To get a quick, rushed series that only prompts more questions than the original series left behind? Or to get a well-thought out and complex mythology that is two years in the making and provides us with a satisfying conclusion to the mysteries that have been plaguing us for over a decade?
So, yes, it's going to be a long, long wait, just when you thought the wait couldn't be any longer. Yes, it's OK to be sad about the fact that you're going to have to extend your countdown calendar. But look on the bright side. The show that you eventually receive could be even better. You have even more time to marathon watch the original series. The executives have even more time to fine-tune a story and make sure that no loose thread is left unwoven into the tapestry that is the Twin Peaks mythology. Grab your Kleenex, and your closest Twin Peaks fan, because it's going to be a long wait, and I understand if you need to cry over this news before you can accept that it might end up being for the best.
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