Twin Peaks creator David Lynch has said a return to the show is 'calling' to him - but there are obstacles in the way. The original series of Twin Peaks was groundbreaking for television, with co-creator Lynch bringing his unique cinematic touch to the show. It was creepy, funny, dark and heartwarming all at the same time, and would prove influential on future shows like The X-Files.
That said, the second season of Twin Peaks was famously troubled, with the network forcing Lynch to answer the central mystery of who killed Laura Palmer. Once that plotline was solved halfway through the season, the show struggled to find good storylines to replace it. Ratings swiftly declined, and the show was cancelled at the end of the season. Lynch later directed Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me, a prequel movie depicting Laura Palmer's final week. Despite being critically reappraised now, the film received poor reviews upon release in 1992, with fans of the show finding it much too bleak and despairing.
Lynch swore he was finished with Twin Peaks after the movie failed, so fans were elated when it was announced he was making Twin Peaks: The Return with Showtime and would direct all 18 episodes. The limited series ended on a scene fans are still debating, and while Lynch hasn't ruled out another series, nothing has been confirmed. That's still the case but it seems the show is on his mind, with a Twitter user named Scott Meisner (via Consequence Of Sound) revealing a fan asked Lynch during a recent Q&A if he would be interested in continuing the story of Carrie Page - Laura Palmer's doppelganger in the new season - and the filmmaker responded with, "It is calling, but there are a lot of disturbances."
That's not much to work with, but seems to imply he's actively thinking of some kind of Twin Peaks continuation, but there might be roadblocks ahead. The possibility of more Twin Peaks has been mentioned more than once since The Return finished, but it seems that unless Lynch feels completely passionate about another series, then it won't happen. Between development and shooting it took close to five years to make the last season, so he may be wary of the time commitment involved, too.
While Twin Peaks: The Return wasn't universally loved - with some viewers being frustrated by the show's pacing and storytelling - it has received critical acclaim, too. It wasn't what anybody was expecting from a new season of Twin Peaks - which is fitting for any Lynch project. If the show does end with The Return then it ended on a high note, but if Lynch has an idea for more then it's doubtful fans will complain if it happens. Hopefully, it won't take another 25 years for it to happen, though.
Source: Scott Meisner