Twin Peaks season 3 : for the boss of Showtime, there will logically be no sequel
Season 3, the unexpected Twin Peaks would not have a sequel according to the director of Showtime.
It was an event unexpected for the fans : the return of the cult series Twin Peaks with the return of Mark Frost and David Lynch, 26 years after the abrupt end of the second season. Years of negotiations, discussions, tensions behind the scenes, with David Lynch, who has almost give up along the way.
Since then, this third season of Twin Peaks was divided. A part of the public and fans of the film director of Lost Highway and Mulholland Drive shout to the genius in the face of an unclassifiable body of work, which pushes the boundaries of format and narration. The other look at the thing with an eye impassive, shared between the great farce and the trouble polite.
These weigh certainly heavy in the balance as season 3 of the series harvest of hearings more than bad : with approximately 500,000 spectators at the start, it has since lost nearly half of its audience. The numbers are significantly better with redifussions and other means of viewing such as streaming, but the result is certainly below expectations and the event discussed.
David Lynch, film director and actor from Twin Peaks
With these hearings and a David Lynch, unsurprisingly, difficult to manage for the business men, a fourth season of Twin Peaks seems to be more than uncertain. This is what David Nevins, president of Showtime, has confirmed to the press explaining they have not had any discussion with the filmmaker about it since the series was presented at the Cannes film Festival in may.
Nevins says in passing that he has always been question of a season unique, and that only the fans think and discuss the following.
David Lynch has managed to repress Showtime at different levels : a season to grow, a budget increase, a artistic control on the episodes that he himself has realized, after about four years of discussions and negotiations. Showtime hoped to be a success at the height of efforts.
If David Nevins does not say clearly that he would refuse to consider a season 4, he claims not to be in a hurry and not think about it. When a journalist asks him if he will wait that Lynch himself calls him, he answers in the affirmative. A polite way to say that Twin Peaks is expected to close for good with season 3, which will conclude on 3 September.
Find the reviews of all the episodes of this third season on Wide Screen.