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Could 'Twin Peaks' Return? Co-Creator Discusses A Return To The Red Room

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There's a dream sequence in the original "Twin Peaks" TV series where an aged FBI Agent Dale Cooper visits the infamous red room 25 years in the future. Now one of the series' co-creators suggested in a recent magazine interview that this scene would be the perfect place to pick up for a third season, fanning the flames of speculation about a "Twin Peaks" revival.

Mark Frost, who co-created the series with David Lynch, spoke with Sci-Fi Now magazine (via Moviehole) about the series that ended too abruptly after two seasons in 1991. Bringing the show back is “something we talk about from time to time," Frost told Sci-Fi Now. "If we ever do decide to move forward, I know we have a rich trove to draw from."

Frost said the show should have run five seasons not two, and he said that there were plans for a third season but they got axed. He speculated that the show could pick up back in the red room in a sequence between Agent Cooper, Laura Palmer and the dwarf who speaks backwards:

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Rumors about "Twin Peaks" returning to the screen are constantly popping up, but Frost quickly put a kibosh on those rumors with this tweet yesterday:

Moviehole's Caffeinated Clint spoke with Bob Engels, a writer, co-producer and executive story editor for the TV series and the movie "Fire Walk With Me," back in 2010. He says there's definitely interest in getting the group back together for a return, but it might be difficult:

Caffeinated Clint : Would you ever like to return to ”Twin Peaks”?
Bob Engels : Oh sure. It’s a funny thing… I think if we could figure out a way to do it, I think everybody would have fun going back. You just don’t want to do Return to Mayberry. It’d be a miracle to get the whole group back together again but I think, all things being equal, they’d say ‘I’m in’. I certainly would.
Caffeinated Clint : I know David has said in interviews that ‘Twin Peaks is still there’ and that he still thinks of it, so that’s what makes me think one day he might..
Bob Engels : Completely. I get a call once every six months or so from someone asking, ‘What do you think about doing Twin Peaks again?’ but it’s not my call. If David and Mark are in, then yes.
Caffeinated Clint : So these people calling - are they fans? Studio execs?
Bob Engels : Both fans and the network. The network will come to me and say ‘What do you think about this?’ Thing is, all the writers and directors from the show have gone to have nice careers, and none of them will want to come back and do, as I said, Return to Mayberry.

Sure, it seems like a stretch, but the revivals of Arrested Development and Dallas give us a shred of hope.