Fans of Twin Peaks have had a rough ride over the years. Not only was their favourite TV show cancelled after just two series, they’ve had to twiddle their thumbs for over twenty years to see any new footage (despite numerous teasing rumours and years of Facebook petitioning).
Now that wait is finally over with confirmation via Entertainment Weekly that 90 (yes, 90!) minutes of deleted scenes and alternate takes will be made available on the new Twin Peaks box set, featuring the full TV series and 1992 prequel Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me, released on 29 July.
The new Blu-ray release – personally overseen by Twin Peaks creator David Lynch – will mark the first unseen footage of the cult US drama since its cancellation in 1991. Beginning with the murder of cheerleader Laura Palmer (Sheryl Lee), the series charted the FBI investigation overseen by special agent Dale Cooper (Kyle MacLachlan) but ended on an abrupt cliffhanger back in 1991.
“During the last days in the life of Laura Palmer many things happened, which have never been seen before,” said Lynch in a statement. “They’re here now alongside the new transfer of Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me and Twin Peaks, the television series.”