New Twin Peaks Season Would Take Years To Make, Says David Lynch

Twin Peaks season 4 is still a possibility according to director David Lynch - but even if he received the greenlight, it would take years to bring new episodes to the screen. Season 3 of Twin Peaks recently wrapped up its 18-episode run on Showtime and left audiences with more questions than answers. Many fans would love to see those questions addressed in a fourth season of Twin Peaks, but as of now there are no discussions between Showtime and Lynch about another go-around.

25 years after the original series changed television forever, David Lynch surprised the world by bringing Twin Peaks back for a third season on Showtime. As the season unfolded, it became clear that Lynch was interested in a lot more than just bringing resolution to the characters and situations he introduced over two decades before. Alternately hilarious, horrifying and befuddling, Twin Peaks season 3 showed that David Lynch and co-creator Mark Frost are still not interested in playing by any of the rules of series television and remain committed to letting their imaginations run wild in ways that utterly blow up any and all audience expectations.

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Lynch appeared via Skype at an exhibition of his photos at the Belgrade Culture Centre in Serbia and broke his silence about Twin Peaks, during an audience Q&A (via Welcome to Twin Peaks). Naturally folks wanted to know from Lynch himself if there is any possibility of a season 4 ever happening. Lynch left the door open on more Twin Peaks being made in the future, but cautioned that the process of bringing the show back to television would take years. "It took me four and a half years to write and film this season," Lynch reminded everyone.

Among the big unanswered questions left over from season 3 was the mystery of what happened to Audrey Horne (Sherilyn Fenn), who was last seen apparently waking up from a dream or hallucination of herself dancing woozily at the Bang Bang Bar. Lynch went full-Lynch when a fan asked him to give up the answer about Audrey's fate:

“What matters is what you believe happened. Many things in life just happen and we have to come to our own conclusions. You can, for example, read a book that raises a series of questions, and you want to talk to the author, but he died a hundred years ago. That’s why everything is up to you.”

Lynch's "explanation" on Audrey could be applied to all of season 3. What really happened in that final scene when Carrie Page, triggered by the spectral voice of Sarah Palmer wafting from the Tremonds' house, seemed to remember her other life as Laura Palmer and let out the primal scream of all primal screams? How did Phillip Jeffries get transmogrified from his David Bowie form into a giant nightmare-industrial teapot? Why did Diane/Linda walk out on Cooper/Richard after their weird sex in the motel room? Did Freddie ever get to take off the rubber super-punch Hulk-hand glove he used to obliterate asteroid-BOB or did he have to live with that thing forever?

Season 4 of Twin Peaks would presumably address some of the above questions, but knowing David Lynch, it would ultimately open up an even larger can of mystery than before. So even if fans got resolution on some characters, as they did in season 3, other characters fates' would be left up in the air according to Lynch's artistic whims. Chances still appear slim that Twin Peaks season 4 will ever happen, but then again, no one ever thought season 3 would happen. But if season 4 does come to pass, it won't be coming any time in the near future.

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Source: Welcome to Twin Peaks

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