Showtime’s Twin Peaks, one of television’s most anticipated revivals, just wrapped up 18 wild and weird seasons on the network. The final episode of David Lynch’s surreal saga left fans with plenty of questions about the fate of several characters, but simultaneously felt like a true ending — particularly in relation to the original show that started in 1990.
As soon as the series aired, fans were already wondering if Lynch would return for season four or if the filmmaker was finished for good. Lynch isn’t exactly known for being a quick creator. Inland Empire, his last feature, debuted in 2006. And we all know how long it took to get Lynch at the helm for a new chapter in the Twin Peaks universe. Our Sunday evenings feel totally boring since Twin Peaks ended, but it seems that not all hope is lost.
In support of his Small Stories photo exhibit, currently on display at the Belgrade Culture Centre (Kulturni Centar Beograda) in Serbia, Lynch greeted audiences via Skype. Must-read fan website Welcome to Twin Peaks reported the news, sharing Lynch’s first comments on the subject of a new season since The Return wrapped:
Whether there will be a 4th season of Twin Peaks is too early to say, he told the crowd, adding that if the series would continue, fans would have to be extremely patient. Again. “It took me four and a half years to write and film this season.”
Well, it’s not a “no.”
On the subject of fan-favorite character Audrey Horne, whose appearance in the new season was vague and far too short, Lynch said:
“What matters is what you believe happened,” he clarified. “Many things in life just happen and we have to come to our own conclusions. You can, for example, read a book that raises a series of questions, and you want to talk to the author, but he died a hundred years ago. That’s why everything is up to you.” In other words, and as noticeably demonstrated by the Twin Peaks discussion forum, we are all detectives.
Head to Welcome to Twin Peaks for other video footage of Lynch’s appearance.