Twin Peaks News Round-Up: September 22nd, 2017
Coming to you live and electrified, it’s the Back To Twin Peaks News Round-Up. If you’re sinking down in the mud now that Season 3 is over, don’t worry because the f*cks are at it again with plenty more news, releases, and gossip about all things Twin Peaks every week! Every Friday, we will bring you up to date on all the happenings in the Peaksverse, so stay tuned.
1 – Season 3 box-set due for release!
Note down this date: December 5th, 2017. This is when Showtime is releasing The Return (now labeled “The Third Season”) on Blu-Ray and DVD. David Lynch announced the box-set on Twitter, revealing nothing but the artwork.
No further info yet, but executive producer Sabrina Sutherland recently claimed we should expect a lot. Who knows, but hopefully, we’ll get to see an 18-hour edited feature as well as some cool bonus extras! Stick around for a pre-order date.
2 – David Lynch on David Bowie: “He was unique, I wish I could work with him again”
Mr. Lynch recently sat down for a talk about the music of Twin Peaks.
He discussed sound designing, composing with Angelo Badalamenti via Skype (“It’s not a great image, but the sound was set up so that when he hit the keys, I heard exactly what was going on”) and how he came up with certain pieces of music. He admitted
“There were a couple of [songs] that I wanted from the beginning: The Platter’s “My Prayer”, the Paris Sisters’ “I Love How You Love Me”, Otis Redding’s “I’ve Been Loving You Too Long”. [Also “Threnody for the Victims Of Hiroshima”] was just meant to be”
Lynch also opened up on David Bowie. He said: “I never even talked to him, but I talked to his lawyer, and they weren’t telling me why he said he couldn’t do it. But then, of course, later on we knew.
We got permission to use the old footage, but he didn’t want his voice used in it. He wanted to have it done by a legitimate actor from Louisiana. He was so unique. There’s something about him that’s so different from everybody else. I just wish I could work with him again”.
And what about Teapot Jeffries?
“I sculpted that part of the machine, but I wish I’d just made it straight because everybody thinks it’s a tea kettle. It’s just a machine”.
3 – David Lynch on potential season 4: “It’s too early to say, you’ll have to be patient”
Let’s get this straight: there is no official announcement for a possible season 4.
However – there’s a big “however”! – David Lynch showed up for a Skype Q&A before a packed venue in Belgrade, Serbia, on September 3rd. This was his first public appearance since the ending of The Return. He was promoting his “Small Stories” photo exhibition and, inevitably, he was asked about Twin Peaks.
The director refused to explain Audrey’s fate, stating:
“There are lots of things in life, and we wonder about them, and we have to come to our own conclusions. That’s why everything is up to you. What matters is what you believe happened”.
As for a possible continuation of the Twin Peaks saga, he clarified:
“It’s too early to say. It took me four and a half years to write and film this season. If the series continues, you’ll have to be patient. It’d take at least two years and a half”.
For a full cover of the Q&A, you may want to check out this piece.
4 – Mary Reber talks her role as Alice Tremond: “It was a really great experience”
Mary Reber is the real-life owner of the Palmer house, and she sounds really friendly!
She opened up about her involvement in the new series as the mysterious Alice Tremond:
“We purchased this house in 2014. The crew had revisited a lot of locations. When they initially came here, they took a walk through the house and we had no idea what was going on. It was the second visit when I was standing in the kitchen and David walked up to me and said: ‘Have you ever acted? Would you like to do a small part in the show?’. He didn’t tell me who it was. I had no idea what it would entail or any backstory whatsoever. He didn’t tell me to act a certain way or do anything other than be natural”.
What was it like to act alongside the likes of Kyle MacLachlan and Sheryl Lee?
“A combination of fear and excitement. They were very encouraging, whenever we took a break. It was just really cool!”.
So, what’s on your mind tonight? You know we’ve already told what’s on ours, so feel free to like, share and leave a comment. Tune in next Friday for our weekly roundup, two coats guaranteed!