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Expectations Are High at Showtime for Upcoming ‘Twin Peaks’ reboot

But will the Audience of Today, Particularly the Millennials, Show Interest?

From Campaign US: If you are of a certain age, you will likely remember that classic TV murder mystery, “Who killed Laura Palmer?” in season one of ABC’s “Twin Peaks.” Created by David Lynch” in 1990, “Twin Peaks” was quite the rage at the time, and more than a little polarizing. Everyone had an opinion, it seemed. But after roaring out of the gate, the show lost audience faster than any other series I can remember in television history. So one has to wonder about the wisdom of bringing it back.

Known for his surrealist style, Lynch created a world in “Twin Peaks” that was nothing like anything we had ever seen before (much like his movies, “Blue Velvet,” “Eraserhead” and “Mulholland Drive,” to name a few). It was dark and surreal with paranormal undertones, populated with bizarre characters like the Log Lady, the Giant, and that backwards-talking dancing dwarf. At a time when traditional serialized dramas like “Dallas” and “Knots Landing” were winding down, “Twin Peaks” was a refreshing change from the norm—at least initially. For more, click here

Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of weekly column “Mr. Television” for Campaign US (www.campaignlive.com). Most recently, Berman was the creator and Editor-in-Chief of website and newsletter TV Media Insights for Cross MediaWorks. From 1999-2011, he was the Senior Editor for Mediaweek and has also written for The New York Daily News, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Emmy Magazine, among others. Berman has also appeared on “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” “Access Hollywood,” “Inside Edition,” “The CBS Evening News,” E!, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and MSNBC.

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