It began as a traditional crime series, with the murder of a beautiful young woman named Laura Palmer (played by Sheryl Lee). The events take place in a small rural county, away from everything and in what seems like a peaceful town: Twin Peaks or Twin Peaks.
Derived from the prolific minds of David Lynch and Mark Frost, Twin Peaks goes from being a mystery to be solved to a chain of inexplicable, surreal events that reach each of its inhabitants.
The series ran for two seasons before being canceled, leaving an open ending and more questions than answers. The last chapter of the second aired 30 years ago, on June 10, 1991.
David Lynch, Director of Eraserhead, The elephant Man, Dunas, Blue Velvet, Mulholland Drive, Wild at Heart and many more, he is considered one of the most brilliant and versatile filmmakers of his generation, writing, directing, producing, composing music, designing and editing. His vision has little to do with the commercial and the simple, his messages are varied and usually wrapped in strange packages. That is why it was to be expected that Twin Peaks would transform into something unusual. So it was.
Lynch wrote and directed several of the episodes of the series, as well as producer Mark Frost, who contributed greatly to the concept and success of the series.
The characters, just as strange and attractive, relied on great actors. FBI Special Agent Dale Cooper, affinity for coffee and cake, was played by Kyle MacLachlan. Other detectives of the agency are Albert (for the late Miguel Ferrer) and Gordon Cole (David Lynch himself), who requires a special device to listen. Likewise, the inhabitants of the town are almost drawn and have a unique identity.
Special Agent Dale Cooper arrives in the town of Twin Peaks to investigate the death of Laura Palmer. Over time, Cooper discovers that there is more to the town than meets the eye and that each of its inhabitants has something to hide, including Laura’s own father, Leland Palmer (Ray Wise).
The cast of the series was growing and for the second season there were many stories to follow. The premiere of Twin Peaks was on April 8, 1990 and ran for 8 episodes in its first season. The second was expanded to 22 and debuted on September 30, 1990. It aired on the ABC network.
Following the abrupt cancellation, a movie-like sequel was planned. This led by name Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me (Twin Peaks: Fire, walk with me) and was released on August 28, 1992. It was co-written and directed by David Lynch.
However, the film was not a direct continuation, but a prequel, we could see more of the life of the teenager Laura and the strange events that occur, culminating in her death. The story is one of psychological horror, mixed with fiction and included actors such as David Bowie, Heather Graham, Chris Isaak, Harry Dean Stanton and Kiefer Sutherland, in addition to the regulars.
Lynch’s fan base and Twin Peaks It is considerable, so a revival was called for to conclude the story. This was completed on May 21, 2017 when a third season premiered. This time, through the Showtime network (it was available on Netlfix for Latin America).
There were 18 chapters in which a direct continuation could not be seen, due to the elapsed time (25 years), which is taken into account for the story. In this way, the viewer can reconnect with most of the Twin Peaks characters and discover what has happened in all that time, in addition to living new and complex mysteries that lead to an open, but satisfactory ending.
Thus it was finally possible to close the cycle of Twin Peaks, a cult series that celebrates 30 years since its end in the original format of a television series.