Peak Per­for­mance

Ray Wise talks small-screen sur­re­al­ism in the new Twin Peaks...

SFX: The Sci-Fi and Fantasy Magazine - - Red Alert -

it’s been 25 years since Dale Cooper poured his last cup of coffee in writer-direc­tor David Lynch’s Fire Walk With Me, the film spin-off of his tele­vi­sion land­mark Twin Peaks. But next sum­mer will, at long last, bring 18 new episodes of the show – and even long-dead char­ac­ters are com­ing back for an­other slice of pie…

“One thing you have to un­der­stand about David Lynch,” says Ray Wise – whose Le­land Palmer, though killed in the orig­i­nal se­ries, is a reg­u­lar in the new one – “is that there’s never a con­clu­sion to any­thing. As far as he’s con­cerned, ev­ery­thing he’s done is still an open book. Over the last 25 years he would say to me, ‘You know, Ray, Twin Peaks is still there. It’s still there and the peo­ple are liv­ing their lives. And maybe we’ll come back and re­visit them some day.’”

“I said,” adds the ac­tor, “‘That’s great, David. But, you know, I’m dead!’ ‘I know that Ray. But there are ways to work around that.’”

De­spite the fact that “weird TV” is more pop­u­lar than ever, Wise adds that the show will be ac­ces­si­ble to vet­eran fans and new­com­ers alike…

“I don’t think David ever tries to find a balance. I think he does things the way he en­vi­sions them when he wants to do them. But I think he ex­pects that ev­ery­one will want to take a look at it.”

Twin Peaks will re­turn next year.

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