Damn fine! The plans for Showtime’s Twin Peaks reboot are just getting better and better after a bit of hiccup in production.
Fans of the classic cult favorite had cause for concern last month when news broke that creator David Lynch had hit a stalemate with the network while negotiating a deal to bring new episodes of the murder-mystery back to TV. The two parties eventually saw eye to eye, however, and now new details about the project are emerging.
Twin Peaks wrapped about 24 years ago on ABC, closing the book on the drama about a murder case. The two seasons followed detectives from the small town of Twin Peaks as they unraveled secrets and encountered danger in attempting to solve the crime.
Original stars Sherilyn Fenn and Sheryl Lee shared updated information about the project at a convention this past weekend, including the fact that the reboot has been bumped up from its original nine-episode order to 18 episodes.
Fenn, who played Twin Peaks‘ Audrey Horne, the daughter of business Ben Horne (Richard Beymer), and Lee, who starred alongside her as murder victim Laura Palmer, hyped the additional episodes at the Crypticon festival in Seattle. They also revealed that some of the filming will take place at the same Washington diner where the series was shot.
The original Double R Diner, which was housed in North Bend, Wash.’s Twede’s Cafe, was damaged in a fire in 2000 after being featured in the show’s seasons, as well as the 1992 spin-off movie Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me. According to Fenn and Lee, the famed film location is being resorted to its original glory for the reboot.
The two actresses, who will appear in Twin Peaks alongside Kyle MacLachlan (Dale Cooper), Catherine E. Coulson (The Log Lady), and Dana Ashbrook (Bobby Briggs), among others, added that composer Angelo Badalamenti will also return to pen new music for the Showtime iteration.