Twin Peaks is coming back… and we couldn’t be more excited.
The show, labelled as ‘iconic’ by fans, only aired for two seasons in 1990 and 1991. But it was enough to make a huge impact on audiences.
If you’re in need of a refresher, the show was a crime thriller set in a small American town that was shocked by the murder of a very loved community member, Laura Palmer. The program was directed by David Lynch and starred Sheryl Lee, Kyle Maclachlin, Michael Ontkean and Peggy Lipton.
To tide you over until the show returns in 2016, we’ve put together 17 facts you probably didn’t know about the beloved series.
17. You may remember the strange vocal effects used during the "Black Lodge" scenes. These were done by the actors learning their lines backwards. This was then played backwards, which gave the lines a strange and confusing sound.
16. Kyle MacLachlan, who played Dale Cooper, had problems with his character's relationship with Audrey Horne (played by Sherilyn Fenn), which forced the writers to change several story lines in the second season.
15. The character of Bob came about as a mistake. Series creator David Lynch captured set decorator Frank Silva's reflection in the shot and decided to keep it, using Bob as a mythological spirit.
14. The character of Madeleine Ferguson, played by Sheryl Lee who also played Laura Palmer, came about because David Lynch was such a fan of Sheryl and wanted her to be on the show full-time.
13. Twin Peaks was supposed to have a population on 5,120, but networks were afraid the suburban population of America would not relate to a show set in a small town. It was requested by ABC that the show's official population become 51,201, but the show's creators rebelled against this by telling fans the real population was 5,120 and the 51,201 figure is a typo.
12. German broadcasting network RTL axed the program after 20 episodes due to bad ratings because a rival network revealed the identity of Laura's murderer before the pilot had even aired.
11. In 1991, a Twin Peaks calendar was created but never released because of Sherilyn Fenn's appearance in Playboy.
10. Creator David Lynch starred as Gordon Cole in the series. Gordon Cole was incidentally a character in the 1950 Marilyn Monroe film Sunset Blvd. Lynch was open with naming Marilyn and her films as a major influence for his work.