Twin Peaks Season Three will Premiere in Early 2017

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The much-anticipated third season of cult TV show Twin Peaks will start airing in early 2017. The news was revealed by Showtime president and chief executive David Nevins, who also stated that director David Lynch was halfway through shooting the season.

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As reported by Deadline, Nevins made the announcement during the Showtime presentation at the TV Critics Association press tour. Nevins also stated that he had seen some of Lynch's footage. "I've seen 25 minutes of cut scenes," he revealed. "I was shown selections and bits. I have not seen an entire assembled episode. There are no assembled episodes yet. This was just to get a feel for various characters."

"It was incredibly exciting," he added. "I don't want to sit here and over-hype, but it was incredibly exciting. It definitely felt like you were in the hands of a master."

Last month Showtime released a teaser for the upcoming season, that featured some of the locations and reminded fans of the unique creepy atmosphere that the show creates.

In August, Nevins explained that Lynch and co-creator Mark Frost had written season three as a single script, which would be filmed as one long block, then edited down to individual episodes. Various members of the original cast will be returning, including Kyle McLachlan, Sherilyn Fenn, and Sheryl Lee. Laura Dern, Amanda Seyfried, and Robert Forster are among the actors who are rumoured to have joined the show.

Twin Peaks originally ran for two seasons between 1990 and 1991, with the prequel movie Fire Walk With Me following in 1992.

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