Posted on Sunday, October 2nd, 2016 by Ethan Anderton
There is a lot of anticipation regarding the return of Twin Peaks in 2017. Not only does the series follow-up coming to Showtime mark the first major directorial effort in 10 years from David Lynch, but it’s also reviving one of the most revered cult classic shows of all time, with a crazy roster of talent on board. Now a new Twin Peaks teaser just raises more questions while confirming a new detail about the series.
There’s no footage from the Twin Peaks sequel, but we do get a transparent image of the deceased Laura Palmer, whose death served as the catalyst for the entire series. While we don’t know what to expect regarding the story for this extension of the series from the early 90s, we at least know that the story still revolves around Palmer somehow.
In addition, as you can see in the teaser, Showtime has also confirmed that composer Angelo Badalamenti is returning to score the series. Badalamenti composed the theme which went on to win a Grammy Award, and it’s easily one of the most recognizable opening themes and credits sequences. Here’s what the cable network says on the video’s YouTube page about the composer’s return:
TWIN PEAKS features prolific composer Angelo Badalamenti and his Grammy Award-winning theme music from the original series – one of the most distinctive ever created for television by David Lynch. Badalamenti will return as composer for the new series, which will premiere on SHOWTIME in 2017.
Badalamenti has written some of the most unique film scores of our time. He is widely known for his long-standing collaboration with TWIN PEAKS director David Lynch, which has produced a creative and inspired body of work. In addition to receiving the Grammy Award for the theme music of the original series, the “Soundtrack Album from Twin Peaks” achieved gold status in 25 countries. Badalamenti has also received three Emmy Award nominations for the original series, as well as Golden Globe® nominations for films The Straight Story and Mulholland Drive.
If you need a refresher, here’s the opening credits from the original series:
I wonder if the new series will bring back the vintage opening credits sequence or merely feature an updated version of the theme with all-new visuals. We won’t find out until the show arrives sometime in 2017, but hopefully we’ll have learned more about the series before then. In the meantime, you can watch the previous teaser trailer for the series right here.
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One of the most groundbreaking and influential television series of all time, the new SHOWTIME series picks up twenty-five years after the inhabitants of a quaint northwestern town were stunned when their homecoming queen Laura Palmer was shockingly murdered. The new TWIN PEAKS is written and produced by series creators and executive producers David Lynch and Mark Frost and is directed entirely by Lynch.