Here at Balladeer’s Blog I’ve never made any secret of my fondness for David Lynch and Mark Frost’s Twin Peaks. I’m even a huge fan of the 2017 continuation of the series. Well, for the most part. I could have done without the introduction of time traveling into the series and the notion of Laura Palmer being some sort of Chosen One figure.
At any rate, the past two years have seen plenty of rumors that a Season Four or a spinoff series or a companion series to Twin Peaks was in the works. The working titles that supposedly concealed the fact that this new Lynch project was actually a Twin Peaks show were Wisteria and/ or Unrecorded Night.
One of the behind the scenes maneuvers which REALLY got Peaks Geeks like myself revved up was the fact that around 2020 David Lynch quietly bought out Mark Frost’s interest in Twin Peaks to take sole control of the property going forward.
Confusion entered the picture with some sources saying that Lynch had simply taken sole control of Twin Peaks Productions.
Either way, it was verified afterward that David was working on a new 13 part cable or streaming series to be aired on either Netflix or back at Showtime, who had made it clear that the success of Twin Peaks: The Return in 2017 made them willing to be a player in the project.
The non-denial denials that it was a TP program stirred up even more speculation. After all, the fan reasoning went, why would David Lynch have bothered to gain sole creative control of Twin Peaks going forward if not to be the lone voice regarding the conceptual direction taken by any new show.
And the working title Unrecorded Night was tantalizingly leading to theories that the new show would deal with a “Night” that had gone “Unrecorded” in Laura Palmer’s Diary.
Then, of course, 2021 saw Wisteria/ Unrecorded Night join the long list of canceled projects due to Covid and/or differences between David Lynch and Netflix. And there everything has stood in lame anticlimax. Lynch has still coyly avoided what the subject of his new show would be and to date no other studio has picked up the series.
Has anyone heard anything new? I’m as obsessed as any other David Lynch fan and am really disappointed at the dead end regarding whatever this new project would be. The man’s in his seventies so the window of opportunity is closing.
IN THE MEANTIME, TO QUENCH YOUR TWIN PEAKS THIRST, CHECK OUT THIS EERIE SERIES HERE.