Twin Peaks : the real murder that inspired the series of David Lynch will soon be entitled to his documentary series
When Twin Peaks is released for the first time in 1990, it is a tv revolution. The series of David Lynch and Mark Frost redefined, in it-only the codes of the tv series and allows the format to enter in a era more mature.
If the return of Twin Peaks in the past year has received a more mixed, the series itself remains a staple even today. Everyone knows now who is Laura Palmer or Dale Cooper. Everyone remembers Bob and the Black Lodge. In short, we can say without too much to suggest that Twin Peaks is part of the unconscious cultural collective.
Laura Palmer, a dead that has been haunting us for almost 30 years
What is less known however, is that the series is not only output to the imagination of its parents. Indeed, the major inspiration of the story comes from a real murder, that of Hazel Irene Drew, who has traumatized the community of Sand Lake on July 7, 1908. As Laura Palmer (Sheryl Lee), Hazel Irene Drew, then aged 19, had been found dead and in a dirty state, in the vicinity of a pond. Like Laura Palmer, she had been the revealer of the buried secrets of the community. As Laura Palmer, the young woman seemed to lead a double-life that the whole world was unaware of.
If the murder was never elucidated, in particular due to investigative techniques, a much less advanced than today, his body was difficult to identify since it is thanks to his gold teeth that we have been able to know that it was the young woman, the case remained in some memories, since, 110 years after the facts, some enthusiasts investigate, always to find the mysterious culprit.
Hazel Irene Drew
A few months ago, the editor Metabooks has released an interactive book on the issue, Blond, Beautiful and Dead, with a preface signed Mark Frost. And today, we learn via the website the Wrap that the book will turn into a documentary series destined for cable and streaming services. If the format is still unknown, its output is already set to 2019. For the moment it is unknown if the series will be a succession of interviews and archival footage, or if it will be a reconstruction. It is also unclear to what extent the creators of Twin Peaks will be involved however, if this is the case. Which seems rather logical.
That said, for all the lovers of fire Pierre Bellemare, of mysterious killings and stories murderers, the series could very well become one of the rendezvous the most anticipated of the next year.