Is it possible that there could be a Twin Peaks season 4 down the road? You have to think it’s possible. Yet, there are no plans apparently to bring the show back now, meaning that you’re going to be left completely on your own to try and analyze the weird, polarizing finale to Twin Peaks: The Return (otherwise known as season 3, an 18-hour movie, or an epic pile of strangeness).
Kyle MacLachlan is obviously someone who is close to the material given his longtime association with the work and with David Lynch. With that, you would have to assume that he would be someone who would know if the show was coming back. Alas, herein lies the bad news: There aren’t any plans to revive it for the time being. Speaking per Deadline, the actor had the following to say about where the show could be going — or not going — now:
“Well, I know for a fact there are no discussions for more Twin Peaks. That’s where that is.”
MacLachlan also shared some of his thoughts on the final episodes, saying that in part he is “still processing” the way the events unfolded and their presentation:
“I don’t know — I’m very moved by it. It was a traumatic moment at the end, obviously. How to interpret that is open to so many possibilities, I feel. I’m not even sure where I am on that. We filmed it very early and coming back to it now, it’s incredibly powerful — particularly with Sheryl Lee and that fantastic blood-curdling scream in the middle of the night in a small neighborhood in Seattle.”
Does the world need a Twin Peaks season 4?
Herein lies one of the greatest debates we could have on the subject. If you imagine that this show is going to have a coherent, closed-up ending, you haven’t been paying attention. This is David Lynch we’re talking about here! He’s always going to leave things partially up to interpretation, so our suggestion is to just take the finale for what it is, draw your own conclusion, and then place the show somewhere in your memory bank. Maybe it’ll come back and dip you in a pool of additional ambiguity, but that’s hard to say for sure right now. If you anticipate more, you’re bound to be disappointed if it doesn’t happen. Remember that the idea of more Twin Peaks in the first place wasn’t on anyone’s radar as of a few years ago. Therefore, just have gratitude that you got a chance to dive back into this odd world in the first place.
If you missed it…
Yesterday, we discussed more the possibility of a Twin Peaks season 4 more from a commercial point of view, and you can read more on that over at the link here. Our final verdict on that is mostly that there’s potential to do more cool stuff with the show, but Showtime would be making a big risk given that the number of subscribers specifically for this show is one of the things that really offset a fairly-low viewer turnout. (Photo: Showtime.)