Last month, fans of Twin Peaks were given a glimmer of hope that they might finally learn the fate of FBI Agent Dale Cooper (Kyle MacLachlan) when co-creator Mark Frost (Hill Street Blues) revealed that reviving the cult TV series is something he and David Lynch (Blue Velvet) “talk about from time to time.”
Well, now a new (and completely unverified) rumour has emerged via Twitter, suggesting that Lynch has pitched a third season of the show to NBC, which is said to pick up in the present and would revolve around a young female reporter seeking to uncover the truth about the town, the Black Lodge, and the demonic entity BOB. Apparently the ‘good Cooper’ will have spent the intervening years trapped within the lodge, while his possessed physical form has been locked up in prison for the murder of two of the town’s residents.
Premiering on ABC in 1990, Twin Peaks quickly became a ratings phenomenon as audiences were gripped by Agent Cooper’s investigation into the murder of schoolgirl Laura Palmer (Sheryl Lee). However, after revealing the identity of the killer midway through the second season, viewers struggled to connect with the increasingly obscure story lines and the show suffered a rapid decline in ratings before its cancellation at the end of season two, leaving fans with an (as yet) unresolved cliffhanger.