David Lynch Talks About 'Twin Peaks' Revival In Surprise Appearance

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Beloved '90s crime drama Twin Peaks is set to return to TV as a revival series on Showtime in May, but little has been said about it from the man behind it — until now. At the Television Critics Association Winter press tour, David Lynch made a surprise appearance and talked about the Twin Peaks revival on Monday night, according to Deadline. Reporters tweeted their shock and joyful surprise at the Twin Peaks creators very-welcome entrance at the Showtime panel for the upcoming TV series. Earlier in the day, Showtime President David Nevins revealed that the Twin Peaks revival would premiere on May 21 on Showtime and would consist of 18 episodes.

According to Deadline, Lynch advised reporters — and fans — that the original series' follow-up movie Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me is "very important" to the new series, so you may want to stream that movie again before May. The master director remained quiet on a lot of other details of the series, according to Deadline, such as who Laura Dern will portray in the show. The Twin Peaks revival will explore FBI Agent Dale Cooper's return to the mysterious town with awesome coffee, great pie, smart logs, and never-ending mysteries — and Lynch said that original stars Lara Flynn Boyle and Joan Chen will not return due to the new storyline, reported Deadline.

And it sounds like the mystery of who killed Laura Palmer, which was explored during the original series' run, is certainly a storyline that will remain in the past. “Who killed Laura Palmer was a question we really never wanted to answer," Lynch said while reflecting on the original Twin Peaks, according to Deadline. "That Laura Palmer mystery was the goose that laid the golden eggs. We were told to wrap that up, and it didn’t get going on again after that."

But if the revival continues, who knows? That mystery could make a comeback, just like the show itself is doing on Showtime. Lynch, however, did not disclose if his Twin Peaks revival will continue for more episodes, according to Upoxx. “Well, before I said I wasn’t going to revisit it, and I did," Lynch said. "So you never say no, but right now, there’s no plans for anything more."

No matter what, it sounds like Twin Peaks' big return to TV will be worth the wait.