The show's composer is the latest returning talent
Angelo Badalamenti has reportedly signed up to score David Lynch’s new series of Twin Peaks.
Badalamenti – who composed the original series’ score and also collaborated with Lynch on films including Blue Velvet and Mulholland Drive – has been linked to the new series ever since it was announced last October by Showtime.
Though the network has yet to officially confirm his involvement, TVLine reports that he has already started work on music for the new episodes.
Earlier this month, David Nevins, president of Showtime, revealed Lynch’s proposed shooting methods for this new series. Lynch and the show’s co-creator Mark Frost have penned one long script for the series, which Lynch will shoot as a continuous movie before editing down into individual episodes.
Though Showtime originally commissioned nine new episodes of Twin Peaks, the new series is now expected to run considerably longer. Lynch announced in April that he had pulled out of the revival series, but then confirmed in May that he was back on board to direct the new episodes.
“I never had doubt we would get him back, Twin Peaks is a huge priority for us,” Nevins said in May. “It became clear it would take more than nine episodes, which we had planned and budgeted for. We had to sort that out. Lynch wanted to direct all episodes, and we wanted him to direct all episodes. We are looking to be in great shape.”
The Twin Peaks series is expected to premiere on Showtime in late 2016 or early 2017. Kyle MacLachlan is confirmed to be returning as Special Agent Dale Cooper, while Nevins has said of the series’ cast: “You should be optimistic that the people that you want [back] will be there, and then there will be some surprises in addition.”
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