On this day in horror history, David Lynch’s Twin Peaks premiered over on ABC back in 1990. Lynch created the cult classic mystery horror series with Mark Frost. It sports Lynch’s trademark surrealism, twisted humor, and distinctive sound design.
It follows the murder of homecoming queen Laura Palmer in the titular town. FBI Special Agent Dale Cooper and Sheriff Harry S. Truman head the investigation.
It ran for two seasons until ABC gave it the axe in 1991.
Since its release, the show’s gained a devoted following. Many (including us) consider it to be among the greatest TV series of all time and a landmark in television.
Kyle MacLachlan starred in the series with Michael Ontkean, Mädchen Amick, Dana Ashbrook, Lara Flynn Boyle, and Sherilyn Fenn. Sheryl Lee played Laura Palmer.
Lynch followed up the original series with a movie Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me in 1992. The underrated flick serves as a simultaneous prequel and sequel to the series.
Everett McGill also starred in the series with Jack Nance, Ray Wise, Piper Laurie, Russ Tamblyn, Frank Silva, Miguel Ferrer, Heather Graham, Dan O’Herlihy, Billy Zane, Michael Parks, Carel Struycken, David Duchovny, David Warner, and Alicia Witt.
Lynch also scored the show with Angelo Badalamenti (Blue Velvet, Mulholland Dr.)
Following a 25-year hiatus, Lynch returned for Showtime’s 2017 third season Twin Peaks: The Return. Lynch directed the season and penned the scripts with Frost. MacLachlan returned with most of the original cast and tons of killer new additions.
Do you also love David Lynch and Mark Frost’s cult classic murder-mystery series Twin Peaks? What did you think of Showtime’s recent Limited Series revival The Return?