Twin Peaks novel to be published this year

The Secret History of Twin Peaks, a novel written by co-creator Mark Frost, is to be released later this year.

Earlier this year, AAA brought you the news that Sherilyn Fenn is to reprise her role as troubled femme fatale Audrey Horne in the new series of Twin Peaks alongside Kyle MacLachlan, who returns as FBI Agent Dale Copper.

Before Twin Peaks returns to the screen, The Secret History of Twin Peaks will be released on October 18 via Flatiron Books.

The book is described as a “vastly layered, wide-ranging history” of the cult show, with the 368-page novel reportedly acting as a sequel to the first series, detailing all the missing plot points of the last 26 years.

Director David Lynch and Frost have written one long script for the new series, which Lynch will film as one continuous movie before editing it down into individual episodes.

Although Showtime originally commissioned nine new episodes of Twin Peaks, the new season is expected to run much longer.

Back in April 2015, Lynch revealed that he had pulled out of the revival series – but the following month the oddball auteur announced that he was back on board to direct the new episodes.

The new Twin Peaks is set 25 years after the show ended, but continues the story.

Composer Angelo Badalamenti is also back on board – his original music for the show became iconic.