"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.
As part of this month's Halloweird Creepfest, I'll be focusing on some horror-themed pre-publication releases. This week's is probably my most anticipated release since . . . well, since I mentioned The Scarlet Gospels on week one!
The Secret Lives of Twin Peaks by Mark Frost
Expected publication: Autumn 2015, by Pan Macmillan
The Secret Lives of Twin Peaks reveals what has happened to the people of that iconic fictional town since we last saw them twenty-five years ago and offers a deeper glimpse into the central mystery that was only touched on by the original series.
Of the acquisition, Mark Frost says, ‘This has long been a dream project of mine that will bring a whole other aspect of the world of Twin Peaks to life, for old fans and new. I couldn't be more thrilled.’
Jeremy Trevathan, Adult Publisher at Pan Macmillan, comments, ‘I’m incredibly excited about this project. I was at Penguin twenty-five years ago when we published The Secret Diary of Laura Palmer, which was a huge success. The Twin Peaks TV series was ground-breaking and iconic and hasn't dated one iota. The reach of television into popular culture today is more extreme than it was then and I’m sure millions of people will, like me, be massively intrigued by the new series and by a new novel that will help explain the intervening story.’
Editorial Director, Julie Crisp, adds, ‘I was hooked as a teen by Twin Peaks when it made television history in the 90s with its gripping plotlines, quirky characters and twisting storyline. It’s no wonder it’s kept such a loyal following over the last twenty-five years and, like every fan, I can’t wait to see what Mark and David serve up this time alongside the cherry pie!’
By the black lodge, if the news just doesn't keep getting better and better! Having Lynch and Frost follow up on Twin Peaks a quarter of a century later is awesome, but having a book to fill in those gaps is utterly amazing. Wow. Suddenly, I'm a little less bummed about Matt Haley's failed attempt to write a Season 3 graphic novel for inclusion in the Twin Peaks box set.