JackwithOneEye wrote: mtwentz wrote:
Mr. Reindeer wrote:This may be a naive question, but why would a show have a working title if it already has a real title? My guess is “Wisteria” was supposed to act as a fake title during production, but Production Weekly has now ruined that, so maybe Lynch will pick something else?
Unrecorded Night means it's definitely Peaks related, right?
i'm still in the camp thinking its not Peaks. Netflix probably wants a fresh slate, new mystery. moving all the showtime eps over to netflix and doing a continuation of the carrie page-verse may be hard to market, and only hardcore maniacs like us on dugpa boards would be the audience. I could be totally wrong tho, just my gut instinct + mark frost's denials.
I also continue to doubt that this project is Twin Peaks related. As for Netflix, I'm not so sure about that. Twin Peaks didn't have huge ratings on Showtime, but it drove subscriptions, and sold tons of merch. Netflix is all about subscriptions, and a NEW Lynch project could be much harder to market, and I suspect that it would be a much bigger risk both in terms of getting people to watch it, and ending up with a product that's accessible. Honestly, if The Return had been on Netflix, I suspect that it would have done significantly better. Netflix could even be able to bring wider attention to The Return if they acquired it and pushed it in the long wait for a hypothetical continuation, but I doubt that they'd acquire it or even acquire temporary rights to show it.
I still think that this probably has nothing to do with Peaks, but the filings of various legal documents and the timing of those filings allows for a tiny possibility that it's some kind of radical continuation. It's true that Frost dropped out of FWWM because Lynch wanted it to be primarily a prequel, and strictly in terms of its success at the box office, and even among a lot of major fans (at least at the time), I think Frost had it exactly right. On the other hand, Frost was responsible for the idea of setting much of The Return outside of the town itself, and was probably also a big part of crafting the gigantic mythology that it presents. That said, whatever this is, I suspect that Lynch just wanted to make something having more or less total artistic control, start to finish, and I can't blame him for that, especially in the likely event that this is not a Twin Peaks project.