Twin Peaks, also known as Twin Peaks: The Return, is an American mystery horror drama television series created by Mark Frost and David Lynch, and directed by Lynch.It is a continuation of the 1990–91 ABC series of the same name.Developed and written by Lynch and Frost over several years, Set 25 years after the events of the original Twin Peaks, the series follows multiple storylines, many of which are connected through association with FBI Special Agent Dale Cooper (Mac Lachlan).It takes place in a variety of settings beyond the fictional Washington town of Twin Peaks, including Las Vegas, South Dakota, Philadelphia, and New Mexico.Showtime president David Nevins said that "the core of [the series] is Agent Cooper's odyssey back to Twin Peaks".The first series of Twin Peaks, an American serial drama television series created by Mark Frost and David Lynch, premiered on April 8, 1990, on ABC.It was one of the top-rated series of 1990, but declining ratings led to its cancellation in 1991 after its second season.In subsequent years, Twin Peaks has often been listed among the greatest television dramas of all time.
Lynch planned two more films that would have concluded the series' narrative, but in 2001 stated that Twin Peaks was as "dead as a doornail." In 2007, artist Matt Haley began work on a graphic novel continuation, which he hoped would be included in the "Complete Mystery" DVD box set.Twin Peaks producer Robert Engels agreed to help write it on the condition that Lynch and Frost approved the project; Haley said: "[Engels] and I had a number of discussions about what the story would be.I was keen to use whatever notes they had for the proposed third season.I really wanted this to be a literal 'third season' of the show." Paramount Home Entertainment agreed to package it with the box set, also on the condition that Lynch and Frost approved.
Though Frost approved the project, Lynch vetoed it, stating that he respected the effort but did not want to continue the story of Twin Peaks.
Cast member Ray Wise recounted what Lynch had said to him about a possible continuation: "Well, Ray, you know, the town is still there.