The road to a possible fourth season of Twin Peaks is taking as many twists and turns as the back roads of the northwest, as Twin Peaks co-creator Mark Frost said in an interview on Thursday that the door hasn't been closed yet on more Peaks and that a fourth season is something that's being considered — including by Showtime:
In in interview with IndieWire, Frost had this to say on Peaks's future:
"I haven't decided yet. I think it's still an open question and it's one that we're looking at and one that I think Showtime is musing as well."
Though David Lynch's name is the one most closely associated with Twin Peaks, Frost has been an integral part of the show's creative process and responsible for more of the mythology and storyline narrative than he's often been given credit for in the past. To that end, it was Frost who originally came up with the idea of how he and Lynch could revisit the series after 25+ years:
"The anchor [for 'Twin Peaks: The Return'] and starting point came from the moment we revisited the last episode of the original show. Cooper's dilemma of when Good Cooper trapped Bad Cooper [both played by Kyle MacLachlan] out and that weirdly prescient line of the spirit of Laura's whispering to Cooper, 'I will see you again in 25 years.' That was the springboard to the story and that is where I saw the opening to bring us back and that is what I proposed to David when we got back together in 2012 and said this is where we can pick up the thread."
Frost's comments follow-up Lynch's online appearance at a public event at the Kulturni Centar Beograda in Serbia earlier this summer. Promoting his Small Stories photo exhibition and answering questions via Skype from guests in attendance, Lynch had this to say when asked about a possible fourth season (translated from Serbian website Danas.rs):
"It's too early to say if there will be a fourth season of the series. If that were the case, we would have to wait a few more years because it took me four-and-a-half years to write and record this [season]."
During the Television Critics Association's press tour event earlier this summer, Showtime CEO David Nevins made it known that at the time the cable giant currently had no plans to revisit the Lynch/Frost mystery-thriller for a fourth season:
"I don't think so, but it's not impossible. [David Lynch and I are] both avoiding the conversation for a while; we want to let the story coalesce and see how people feel at the end. It was always intended to be one season. A lot of people are speculating but there's been zero contemplation, zero discussions other than fans asking me about it."