Set in a small Washington town, the television series offered an often campy, surrealist view of a murder mystery in typical David Lynch style. “Peaks” earned critical success by earning fourteen Primetime Emmy Award nominations in 1990. The show took home awards for Outstanding Costume Design in a Series and Outstanding Editing in a Series.
By then end of the series run, ABC cancelled the show due to declining ratings. The network also insisted that the murder mystery be solved midway through the series in the second season. Behind-in-the-scenes drama, network interference, and the Gulf War coverage effectively killed the series in 1991.
However, cult-classic fans will not be denied.
Rabid “Twin Peaks” fans have been waiting for new, undocumented footage for over two decades. The show only lasted thirty episodes over two seasons, but fans have been anxious for the untold and unrevealed ever since.
Mention the show at a fan convention and notice the people who turn around. The show was canceled after the second season, but a follow-up prequel, “Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me”, was released as a feature film in 1992.
In the twenty-two years since the show went off the air, media still references the show. In 2010, USA’S television series “Psych” offered a partial cast reunion in the episode “Duel Spires.” And the geek culture awareness lead to a 2011 fan petition for deleted scenes. Fans can find DVD releases easily enough, but the collections do not contain “Fire Walk With Me.”
Wishes do come true since show co-creator David Lynch personally helped put together “Twin Peaks: The Entire Mystery”. The collection includes all video material, including 90 minutes of never-before-seen deleted and alternative scenes. The Blu-ray will be available for purchase on July 29, 2014.
Preorders are available on Amazon US.