Oh, Internet, you’re so cute when you get excited. In between trying to convince us that our favorite comedic celebrities have died in extreme sports-related mishaps, or that a massive governmental conspiracy is behind just about every modern tragedy since, well, ever, you do your best to convince the world that beloved cult properties are returning from the shadowy corners of pop culture to finally receive mainstream acceptance via a reunion, reboot, or remake. The 1990-91 TV series Twin Peaks, created by David Lynch and Mark Frost, is now the latest work to receive the reunion rumor treatment. So, what’s happening?
As /Film notes, Frost has repeatedly (and recently) stated that Twin Peaks could potentially return someday. Following this, on New Year’s Eve, an anonymous comment on the ever-so-reliable 4chan noted that David Lynch was planning on resuming Twin Peaks (which, following a stellar first season and uneven second, was cancelled in 1991) with a third season set to air on NBC. Despite, you know, the series originally airing on ABC.
So, of course, the Internet went bonkers, prompting a response from Frost on Twitter:
Dear Internet: You are very good at spreading rumors. Truth is more valuable and much harder to come by. Sincerely yours, @mfrost11
Further, Jace Lacob of The Daily Beast tweeted the following after an email exchange with Frost:
Just to clarify: per his email to me, there have been no conversations between Mark Frost and NBC re: Twin Peaks. NONE.
So, what’s happening? More than likely, absolutely nothing at all, unfortunately. However, because this is the internet, after all, we’d be remiss not to leave you with a shred of hope from which to spark needless rumors:
“[A third season is] something we talk about from time to time… If we ever do decide to move forward, I know we have a rich trove to draw from.”
It is happening again? It is happening again? It is happening again?