Sad news, “Twin Peaks” fans … it seems the wait will be a little bit longer before Agent Cooper and the gang return for the highly anticipated sequel series currently in the works at Showtime.
CBS president Leslie Moonves spoke on the matter during the network’s third-quarter earnings conference call on Tuesday (Nov. 3) and, according to Variety, the official announcement was made to push the world premiere back to 2017.
Earlier this year at Showtime’s TCA panel, network head David Nevins dropped the detail that the limited-series may be delayed. The original 2016 premiere date would have appropriately marked 25 years since the end of the original series.
Moonves didn’t seem worried regarding the scheduling shift, praising the program as one that will drive up the amount of subscribers to Showtime’s newly launched online standalone service: Showtime Anytime.
Since the new limited-series was announced, fans have been clamoring for every new detail from the production as they surface.
Hopes were almost dashed earlier this year when David Lynch quit the series. Thankfully, budgeting concerns were squared away and the director made his triumphant return.
When the episode count jumped from the expected nine to 18, the collective thirst for some of that “damn fine coffee” grew immensely.
When “Twin Peaks” does eventually premiere new episodes, it will find Kyle MacLachlan reprising his iconic role as Dale Cooper. Joining him in this reunion are original cast members Sherilyn Fenn (Audrey Horne), Dana Ashbrook (Bobby Briggs), Madchen Amick (Shelly Johnson), and Sheryl Lee (Laura Palmer).