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Welcome to the Internet, bud.
Production has started on the new iteration of Twin Peaks, and photos and details from set are being posted by @TwinPeaksArchve and other accounts.
This apparently did not please director Lynch and co-creator Mark Frost.
Word has just reached me that David Lynch is not pleased with spoilers coming from the set. To respect David and Mark, we will stop at once.
— Twin Peaks (@TwinPeaksArchve) September 12, 2015
Fans have already vowed to chill out, and many are now circulating #KeepTheMysteryAlive and #SpoilerFreeTill2017, some even going as far as to institute a Twitter policy on the show.
But should Lynch and Frost really expect the Internet’s collective lips to stay sealed while the show is in production? Twin Peaks is being remade in a very different time than its original iteration, so it’s interesting to see how a show that developed a cult following before social media and thrived on an absence of spoilers for years adjusts to this new landscape.
Also, fans were a driving force online when it looked like the show might not happen with Lynch attached. They can’t help but want to be involved, if only virtually, in its (re)creation. And, as a few commenters have noted, the discussion around these details on Twitter has become its own sort of mini-series.
It’s understandable that they’d want fans to respect the mystery, and fans are religiously devout—these hashtag mantras are proof. But the Internet-era remake of Twin Peaks has to keep fans engaged somehow, even with little mysteries.
Audra Schroeder is the Daily Dot’s senior entertainment writer, and she focuses on streaming, comedy, and music. Her work has previously appeared in the Austin Chronicle, the Dallas Observer, NPR, ESPN, Bitch, and the Village Voice. She is based in Austin, Texas.