Although some of his best work has been in feature-length movies, David Lynch's more recent work has returned to the realm of television, most notably in 'Twin Peaks: The Return'.
The 18-part series, which saw Lynch return to the seminal TV series after almost two decades. In fact, the TV series was that good that it sparked a conversation about whether or not it was a TV show or an 18-hour movie, as two high-brow film magazines - Sight & Sound, and Cahiers du cinéma - listed in their best-of lists for 2017.
That just speaks to how groundbreaking David Lynch's work can be, and seeing as the man is 74 and pretty much zero f*cks left to give, to see him still creating and still working is incredible. Case in point is a report in ProductionWeekly and picked up by a number of outlets about a new series Lynch is working on at Netflix.
Details are scarce, but it's understood that the series' working title is 'Wisteria', which is a type of fast-growing flower known its hardiness and ability to grow in just about any ground conditions. Is that a commentary on Lynch's work, that he's still cracking on in his advanced years, or merely just a working title and nothing more?
A few more sleuths clocked Lynch hanging out in Netflix's offices in Los Angeles during the summer, with another post claiming that Lynch is set to make 25 one-hour episodes of the series for Netflix.
Lynch has some history with the streaming giant. There's a short movie called 'What Did Jack Do?' on the streaming service that Lynch directed, about a talking monkey who's accused of a crime and is being interrogated by Lynch himself.
So far, neither Netflix nor Lynch has acknowledged the news reports or the rumours, but he did talk about his love for cable television and continuing stories in a recent interview with THR.
"You have total freedom," Lynch told THR. "The sound isn’t as good as a great theater; the picture isn’t as big — but TVs are getting bigger and bigger and better and better, so there’s hope. And then you have this chance for a continuing story, so it’s the new art house, I say."