HagbardCeline wrote:The article was in IndiWire, you should be able to google. I can find it when I get home.
Thank you both. Not exactly the most uplifting article (and there some bad typos, like "Kyle McLachland"), but it does provide more information about viewing numbers. So, in terms of streaming it seems that Twin Peaks is beating all other Showtime shows, but the live viewing numbers are not good, so it's not exactly celebration time. This is probably the most upbeat section:
32 percent of the “Twin Peaks” audience is coming from streaming (including both VOD and over-the-top services). That’s a higher total than any other Showtime series, including “Shameless,” “Billions,” “Homeland,” and “The Affair” — all of which average less than 20 percent of their vieweres from streaming.
While I do feel that Lynch and Frost intend to tell a whole story with The Return, I don't have the sense that they wanted to permanently close the door on Twin Peaks. All of the indicators seem to be that they were very willing to at least entertain the notion of doing more content. Even back in the first two or three days of the original announcement, Frost was keeping his options open when asked if this would be a one-time thing or if the story might continue.
I'd like to see more Peaks, and I'd generally like to see more of Lynch working as a director (and by the way, Clint Eastwood is 87 and working on a new film). I really hope that The Return does well enough for Lynch to have plenty of options in terms of meaningful directorial opportunities. I'd furthermore like the industry to feel like these kinds of risks can pay off.