Monday, June 17, 2024

“Twin Peaks” Season 4 Looks Like It’s Coming with David Lynch Announcement on “June 5”


Director David Lynch says on Instagram he has a “big announcement” coming on “June five.” Not June 5th. Very Twin Peaks-ish. Surprisingly, it wasn’t shouted for the hearing impaired.

This is posted to a Twin Peaks account, so we’re not so dumb. It seems like Season 4 is on the way, like it or not.

Here’s the thing: Season 3 was completely incoherent. Kyle Maclachlan played Cooper in different multiverses, or something. Naomi Watts was in there. So was the late Don Murray. I hate watched it, and it got no ratings on Showtime.

So what now? Only Maclachlan is left, really, and he now has totally white hair (which could be a cool look). Pretty much everyone else is dead or retired. The only episode of interest in that season was psychedelic hallucination in Episode 8, a sci-fi origin story set in 1945 with the explosion of the atomic bomb. The episode had nothing to do with the rest of the season, but explaining “everything.”

What could a “Twin Peaks” season 4 look like? Paramount Plus no doubt wants it as an IP, branding thing. They don’t care if it’s good or bad or makes sense. Just a couple of weeks ago, there was some talk of Season 4 when a producer said in an interview:
“I personally hope there will be more. As for the intention, I don’t know. I know that David has more ideas for another season, but I don’t know about Mark.”

She was referring to co-creator and producer Mark Frost, who gave a vague statement in April. But Machlaclan posted a strong photo of himself recently standing in front of a Twin Peaks like forest, so who knows? The answer is Lynch. If they have done it, or will do it, a new season has to make more sense than the last one. I refuse to go through that again.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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