Saturday 24 February 2018

Twin Peaks stretches to 18 episodes and man behind original soundtrack will return

Fire walk with me: Laura (Sherilyn Fenn) and Cooper (Kyle Mac-Lachlan) in Twin Peaks
Fire walk with me: Laura (Sherilyn Fenn) and Cooper (Kyle Mac-Lachlan) in Twin Peaks

The Twin Peaks theme tune was described by Rolling Stone as "the most influential soundtrack in TV history" and the man responsible for it will return for the upcoming third series.

Angela Badalamenti (78) will return to work with long time collaborator David Lynch on the new series which will air 25 years after the second.

The original theme tune bagged him a Golden Globe and the soundtrack went gold in 25 countries.

Cast members Sherilyn Fenn and Sheryl Lee broke the news for fans this weekend during an apperance at the Seattel Crypticon.

Sherilyn also revealed that the series will run to 18 episodes, double than expected.

"I’m so happy we’re back on…and 18 episodes now, even," she said.

" I’m pretty sure that’s what happened with the hiccup was that David said that he saw Twin Peaks, but the universe and the strings go all over the place in the world, it’s not just Twin Peaks.

"I think when he did the nine, he realized he needed nine more to complete it."

She also revealed the show would return to original locations, including the RR Diner.

"We’re shooting there. 100%…[David’s] already come here," she said.  "They’re re-doing the RR diner to look exactly like it did in the show, and then the owners of the diner are going to keep it that way."

The project has been marred by difficulties since it was announced, not least the departure of Lynch, reportedly over budget issues, although he subsequently returned.

The new series will be set in the present day.

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