October 18, 2016

Watch: 'Twin Peaks' Behind-the-Scenes Featurette Teases 'So Many Surprises'

Kyle MacLachlan
"There are so many surprises in this show."

David Lynch has a lot to say. His 10+ feature films, dozens of shorts, and original Twin Peaks TV series cover a panoply of human conditions. He advises fellow filmmakers to "focus on the donut." He speaks about where great ideas come from.

And fellow filmmakers and aficionados have a lot to say about him, as well. It could be argued that his films have been the most highly analyzed indies of the modern era. In fact, plenty of that analysis has occurred right here. (How 'bout that Winkie’s Diner scene in Mulholland Drive?)

"Prepare to be a little out of your comfort zone in the best possible way."

Angelo Badalamenti, the composer of the iconic Twin Peaks theme, recently invited us into the process of working with the Oscar-nominated director—and has been confirmed as the composer for the upcoming Twin Peaks revival. Now, in a new video, we hear from other collaborators on the show, set to debut on Showtime early next year. Several of the original cast members, including Kyle MacLachlan, Jim Belushi and Kimmy Roberston, reveal their feelings about appearing in the new series:

It must have been a challenge to get so much of the original talent back on board—almost 40 actors from the original show alonebut their enthusiasm is palpable at this point, and their sentiments on the show are tinged with the same air of mystery as the production itself.

Kimmy Robertson, who plays Lucy Moran, admits to having had "the strangest feeling" that the rumors were true when talk of a 25-year-later show revival began to surface.

Once they got on set, Dana Ashbrook (Bobby Briggs) said it was "almost as if no time had passed," and the show’s lead, Kyle MacLachlan, admits he "knew it was going to be something special, we just didn’t know what form or how." In fact, no one knows much yet about this tightly-lidded show, but in true Lynchian fashion, Chrysta Bell (cast as a yet-unrevealed new character) warns, "Prepare to be a little out of your comfort zone in the best possible way."

The original Twin Peaks series is thought to have been one of the forces that ushered in the age of cinematic television. What’s your favorite "cinematic" series? And do you think the new Twin Peaks can top the Lynchian originality of the first one?

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