Mark Frost will answer questions and bridge the 25-year Twin Peaks gap with a new novel

Before Twin Peaks returns to TV, co-creator Mark Frost will bring us up to speed on the town and its characters with a new book.

Ever since we heard last week that the iconic, and iconically strange, mystery drama really will make its return in 2016, 25 years after its cancellation, the web's been flooded with speculation about just what's going on in Twin Peaks these days. How many of our old friends are still alive, or still live in the town? Did Agent Cooper ever get out of the Black Lodge? Is BOB still on the loose? Does the Log Lady still have her log? While we're sure that Frost and fellow creator David Lynch will be saving the answers to some of those questions for the series' run on Showtime, Frost will at least give us some insight with a new book about what's been going on in Twin Peaks for the past 25 years.

Publisher Flatiron Books has announed that it will release The Secret Lives of Twin Peaks, a novel by Frost, in late 2015, ahead of the new episodes. The novel “reveals what has happened to the people of that iconic fictional town since we last saw them 25 years ago,” and will also give us “a deeper glimpse into the central mystery that was only touched on by the original series." We don't know yet which characters the book will focus on, but for those of us who've been longing for answers for years, this is very exciting news.

“[Flatiron president and publisher] Bob Miller and I have enjoyed a fantastic fifteen year relationship in publishing,” Frost said. “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.”

So, if 2016 seemed like too long a wait for more Twin Peaks, don't worry. Now you only have to wait about a year. 

(Via The Wrap)

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