Regarding Twin Peaks season four, the show’s co-creator, David Lynch, has recently expressed uncertainty about its existence, initially stating there was “nothing to talk about.” However, he later mentioned “never say never” when discussing the possibility. Mark Frost, the other co-creator, released a book called The Final Dossier after season three, which provided some answers to fans’ lingering questions.
Frost emphasized that it wasn’t the end for him and Twin Peaks. He stated that it was too early to determine the show’s future beyond the book and that he wrote it as the final report from Agent Preston on the events of season three. While it may be premature to make definitive statements, here is all the information available regarding a potential season four.
Twin Peaks Season 4 Release Date
If Twin Peaks were to be officially renewed, it is unlikely to return before 2021, as indicated by David Lynch. He explained that it took him four and a half years to write and film the third season. However, this is still an improvement compared to the 25-year gap between the film Fire Walk with Me and season three. Showtime has expressed openness to more Twin Peaks, but there is no specific date set for its return.
Kyle MacLachlan, one of the show’s stars, has acknowledged that David Lynch’s creative process takes its own time. MacLachlan mentioned that Lynch will approach it, if at all, when he feels inspired, whether that takes 10 minutes or 10 years. As of June 2018, MacLachlan believed that a fourth season was “certainly possible,” and he expressed his eagerness to embark on that journey, stating he would drop everything to be a part of it.
Twin Peaks Season 4 Plot
In the season three finale of Twin Peaks, Cooper travels back in time and attempts to prevent Laura’s death by taking her away before it occurs. This action creates an alternate timeline where the events of the first season seemingly never happened. However, Cooper encounters a woman named Carrie who bears a striking resemblance to Laura. He takes her to the Palmer household, only to discover that they don’t reside there. Confused, Cooper asks, “What year is this?” which prompts Carrie to let out a chilling scream.
Mark Frost’s book clarified that this alternate timeline did exist, but it introduced another mystery by revealing that Ronette Pulaski was still subjected to torture in the train car, and a year after Laura’s disappearance, her father Leland committed suicide.
Additionally, the fate of Audrey is unveiled, involving her being raped by Cooper’s doppelgänger, giving birth to his son, and opening a beauty salon in Twin Peaks. However, the number of different versions of Diane, who Carrie killed, and whether BOB is truly deceased remain unresolved questions within the intricate Twin Peaks narrative. These unanswered queries barely scratch the surface of the vast enigma surrounding the series.
Twin Peaks Season 4 Cast
The cast of Twin Peaks includes a diverse ensemble of actors who brought the show’s characters to life. Here are some notable cast members:
- Kyle MacLachlan as Special Agent Dale Cooper
- Michael Ontkean as Sheriff Harry S. Truman (seasons 1 and 2)
- Mädchen Amick as Shelly Johnson
- Dana Ashbrook as Bobby Briggs
- Richard Beymer as Benjamin Horne
- Lara Flynn Boyle as Donna Hayward (seasons 1 and 2)
- Sherilyn Fenn as Audrey Horne
- Warren Frost as Dr. Will Hayward
- Peggy Lipton as Norma Jennings
- James Marshall as James Hurley
- Everett McGill as Big Ed Hurley
- Jack Nance as Pete Martell (seasons 1 and 2)
- Joan Chen as Josie Packard (seasons 1 and 2)
- Piper Laurie as Catherine Martell (seasons 1 and 2)
- Ray Wise as Leland Palmer (seasons 1 and 2)
- Sheryl Lee as Laura Palmer and Maddy Ferguson (seasons 1 and 2)
- Russ Tamblyn as Dr. Lawrence Jacoby
- Kimmy Robertson as Lucy Moran
- Harry Goaz as Deputy Andy Brennan
- Chris Mulkey as Hank Jennings
- Eric Da Re as Leo Johnson
- Wendy Robie as Nadine Hurley
- Grace Zabriskie as Sarah Palmer
- Al Strobel as Phillip Gerard/The One-Armed Man
- Michael Horse as Deputy Hawk