NON SPOILERS: Twin Peaks: Season 3 on Showtime Thread

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Re: NO SPOILERS: Twin Peaks Season 3 on Showtime May 21st 2017

Postby Cde. » Thu May 18, 2017 9:57 am

Jonah wrote:How important are ratings to an outfit like Showtime? All the buzz the revival is generating on social media has to be good for them, even if the ratings aren't huge.

The question is how many people is it enticing to subscribe and whether that number justifies what they've spent on it.
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Re: NO SPOILERS: Twin Peaks Season 3 on Showtime May 21st 2017

Postby indyit » Thu May 18, 2017 10:01 am

I don't think ratings matter all that much for Showtime on this one, the anticipation and media response to TP coming back has been great so far and I'd imagine that's what they wanted.

If the first few episodes can deliver on that and is critically well received (and the press continues till the end), I can see Showtime being open to doing more if Lynch/Frost are game. I imagine they would want the season to be shorter, and the turn around to be a bit quicker though! I could see that either helping the possibility for more or heavily hindering it depending on what story Lynch/Frost conjure up. If they did another season it would probably come about in a similar way curb your enthusiasm comes back without warning. Without any plans already set, I don't see another season of TP coming about before 2019 and that's an optimistic estimate.

On the one hand I don't think I could ever tire of new TP (even if it's bad), on the other, I dread going through a wait again!
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Re: NO SPOILERS: Twin Peaks Season 3 on Showtime May 21st 2017

Postby Hockey Mask » Thu May 18, 2017 10:02 am

Cde. wrote:I really hope the ending is reasonably closed. There's a very real possibility that this performs below Showtime's expectations.

If they leave it open they can do a revisit in 2044.
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Re: NO SPOILERS: Twin Peaks Season 3 on Showtime May 21st 2017

Postby Mordeen » Thu May 18, 2017 10:02 am

I still think Showtime isn't concerned about subs over this as much as they are hoping to use it as a strategic move to entice top creators and film makers to their banner and push HBO aside as the leader in premium cable. If the Return pulls in a lot of awards that'll do the trick, and then the subs will come rolling in. Nevins has proven to be a very smart man.

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Re: NO SPOILERS: Twin Peaks Season 3 on Showtime May 21st 2017

Postby eyeboogers » Thu May 18, 2017 10:06 am

Also we now know (via Nevis in a recent interview) that the per episode budget of "Twin Peaks" is comparable to most other Showtime series. It is hard to imagine that "Twin Peaks" will not draw bigger crowds and/or media attention than f.ex. "Billions".
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Re: NO SPOILERS: Twin Peaks Season 3 on Showtime May 21st 2017

Postby underthefan » Thu May 18, 2017 10:07 am

Is anyone in LA planning to check out the premiere tomorrow? PM me so I'm not alone out there!
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Re: NO SPOILERS: Twin Peaks Season 3 on Showtime May 21st 2017

Postby Jonah » Thu May 18, 2017 10:08 am

Are they showing it in LA tomorrow? What about spoilers?
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Re: NO SPOILERS: Twin Peaks Season 3 on Showtime May 21st 2017

Postby Panapaok » Thu May 18, 2017 10:13 am

Jonah wrote:Are they showing it in LA tomorrow? What about spoilers?
Attendees are embargoed until Sunday. I expect vague twitter reactions, not spoilers, but who knows.
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Re: NO SPOILERS: Twin Peaks Season 3 on Showtime May 21st 2017

Postby Jonah » Thu May 18, 2017 10:15 am

Wow. Ok. Didn't realise that. I remember hearing about Cannes, then learning it was after the first airing. Hopefully nothing too spoilery leaks out, but would like to see reactions to it. Does that mean everyone who attends has to sign an NDA?
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Re: NO SPOILERS: Twin Peaks Season 3 on Showtime May 21st 2017

Postby underthefan » Thu May 18, 2017 10:19 am

I was just referring to checking out the red carpet outside. I have a to go and at least take a couple of pics cause it's once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Though I might go offline after Friday night just in case of spoilers. Does anyone remember when the premiere starts? EW says their live feed starts at 5:15 local time.
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Re: NO SPOILERS: Twin Peaks Season 3 on Showtime May 21st 2017

Postby Jerry Horne » Thu May 18, 2017 10:21 am

"This is not a return to Twin Peaks. It has new stories to tell and new places to go."

http://www.winespectator.com/blogs/show ... MacLachlan
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Re: NO SPOILERS: Twin Peaks Season 3 on Showtime May 21st 2017

Postby mtwentz » Thu May 18, 2017 10:24 am

Jerry Horne wrote:"This is not a return to Twin Peaks. It has new stories to tell and new places to go."

http://www.winespectator.com/blogs/show ... MacLachlan


I am cool with that. Wherever Lynch and Frost want to take us, I'm game.
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Re: NO SPOILERS: Twin Peaks Season 3 on Showtime May 21st 2017

Postby Mallard » Thu May 18, 2017 10:26 am

Jerry Horne wrote:"This is not a return to Twin Peaks. It has new stories to tell and new places to go."

http://www.winespectator.com/blogs/show ... MacLachlan


An interesting statement describing a show titled: "Twin Peaks: The Return."
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Re: NO SPOILERS: Twin Peaks Season 3 on Showtime May 21st 2017

Postby Jonah » Thu May 18, 2017 10:28 am

Jerry Horne wrote:"This is not a return to Twin Peaks. It has new stories to tell and new places to go."

http://www.winespectator.com/blogs/show ... MacLachlan


Hmmm. Getting the feeling more episodes are going to be announced soon. Looks like cast might already be in negotiations or discussions?

Edit - just realised he's probably talking about the new series itself, that it's not all set in TP and it features other characters and locations. At first I read it like he was talking about future seasons.
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Re: NO SPOILERS: Twin Peaks Season 3 on Showtime May 21st 2017

Postby Mr. Reindeer » Thu May 18, 2017 10:36 am

Some of DKL's responses in print interviews lately have struck me as a tad tired / burned out (although maybe that's just because he hates giving interviews, as the GQ interviewer observed). This series was an unthinkable amount of work for anyone, let alone a man of his age (albeit a remarkably energetic one). I sincerely doubt that he's thinking about doing work on another season at the moment. Not that that rules out the possibility down the line, but I think people who suspect the ball is already rolling are being unrealistic.

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