Angelo Badalamenti Creating New Music for 'Twin Peaks' on Showtime

Twin Peaks

Cast of Twin Peaks 1990 - 1991: Madchen Amick, Peggy Lipton, Everett McGill, Wendy Robie, Kyle MacLachlan

Fans of short-lived, long-adored TV series Twin Peaks can breathe an enormous sigh of relief.

According to two of the original cast members, Showtime doubled its plan for the series' return (they're apparently producing 18 episodes instead of 9), but original composer Angelo Badalamenti is set to create new music for the continuation of Twin Peaks.

Sherilyn Fenn (Audrey Horne) and Sheryl Lee (Laura Palmer/Maddy Ferguson) made the revelations during a recent fan Q&A in Seattle that was posted online today (May 26). The Q&A moderator stated at one point that "David Lynch is back on board," but what exactly that means wasn't made clear. Despite these reports, this new information about Twin Peaks remains unconfirmed.

If true, bringing Badalamenti back into the fold is a huge get on its own. His synth score for Twin Peaks -- gorgeous and gentle one second, eerie and unsettling the next -- was as much a character in the show as Agent Cooper. Part of the series' otherworldly charm lies in the way its score worms itself into your brain and makes you feel like you're part of the quirky, sometimes frightening town.

Speaking of the town, it seems the third season of Twin Peaks will return the actors to many of the original locations, including the diner. "They're redoing the R&R Diner," Fenn revealed. Even better, once the shoot is over, "The owners are keeping it that way."

Anyone want to join me on a road trip?


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