Last we heard, David Lynch’s long-proposed “Wisteria” series had been delayed due to the ongoing pandemic. Today, however, a report in Variety suggests that the “Twin Peaks” and “Blue Velvet” filmmaker may have actually quietly completed such a project – or in the least, the pilot episode.
Rumored for quite some time to be a ‘continuation’ of “Twin Peaks”, “Wisteria” was supposed to go into production in 2020 – with a rumoured cast that included Laura Dern, Kyle MacLachlan, Michael Horse, Susan Sarandon, Amanda Seyfried, Kimmy Robertson, and Lara Flynn Boyle – and had been commissioned by Netflix for 8-episodes, costing the streamer a sumly $85m. When Covid-19 reared it’s head, the project seemingly went away.
Today, however Variety reports that the one of the films quietly tipped for this year’s Cannes Film Festival is a new David Lynch project featuring Laura Dern and several regular Lynch collaborators. The words ‘feature’ were used but that doesn’t mean this isn’t “Wisteria” it might just mean that Lynch has repurposed what he’s shot for the series to be a feature – much like “Mulholland Drive”, which also started out as a series.
Whatever is happening, it’s sure worked the fan base into a lather!