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Twin Peaks season 4? David Lynch says don't hold your breath

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The revival season of Twin Peaks left fans with a maelstrom of questions – perhaps even more than when the new episodes first began. So will there be even more episodes to piggyback on the resurgent interest? Twin Peaks‘ twisted mastermind David Lynch addressed the possibility – and, essentially, it is possible to continue on, but even if that were the case, it would be later rather than sooner.

Lynch appeared via Skype at a public event at the Kulturni Centar Beograda in Serbia in promotion of his “Small Stories” photo exhibition there. Answering questions from the guests present, he said of season 4 (translated from the Serbian website Danas.rs), “It’s too early to say if there will be a fourth season of the series. If that were the case, we would have to wait a few more years because it took me four-and-a-half years to write and record this [season].”

Lynch isn’t the kind of creator to put out more episodes for the sake of putting out more episodes. When it comes to the final moments of this season, he said, “What matters is what you believe happened. Many things in life just happen and we have to come to our own conclusions. You can, for example, read a book that raises a series of questions, and you want to talk to the author, but he died a hundred years ago. That’s why everything is up to you.”

Laura Dern, for one, would be up for returning to her role of Diane. “I’ll never say no to David, and I’ll never say no to Diane because now I’ve fallen in love with her,” she said on EW’s Twin Peaks podcast. “So it would be impossible for me not to want to be part of any journey he wants to take, but I think that’s what’s so beautiful about his work is that every time it ends, even if there is an ending, you’re just devastated at the thought of saying goodbye.” (Listen to the rest of Dern’s interview in the embed below)

“It was always intended to be one season,” Showtime CEO David Nevins told Deadline in August. “A lot of people are speculating but there’s been zero contemplation, zero discussions other than fans asking me about it.” However, he clarified, “The door’s always open to David Lynch, whether that would lead to another season, I don’t know if he wants to do it.”

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