Twin Peaks was an American mystery drama series that gained a devoted following since its premiere on April 8, 1990. The episodes were set in a fictional Washington town location called Twin Peaks. The original pictorial map of Twin Peaks that was created by David Lynch is now included in Nigel Holmes’ out-of-print Pictorial Maps.
The iconic horror mystery drama television series was created by David Lynch and Mark Frost. The series was about an investigation headed by FBI Special Agent Dale Cooper and Local Sheriff Harry Truman to uncover the truth behind the murder of homecoming queen Laura Palmer. The series includes the elements of detective fiction, melodrama and the supernatural.
There is no doubt that when Twin Peaks was conceptualized, it was ahead of its time. It was decided that the town must be developed first before the inhabitants. Lynch and Frost wanted forests and mountains as parts of the set. Having made the decision, they ruled out their initial plans of using North Dakota as the setting.
Lynch and Frost wanted the idea of a small town with a real life American feel. They fully knew the difficult challenge of selling their idea to the ABC broadcasters. In creating the town of Twin Peaks, Lynch drew a map of a town with small details like a town lumber mill and access to a lake. Since Lynch knew where everything was located because of the hand-drawn map, they were able to easily determine the prevailing atmosphere and what should happen there.
The only way that they could convince ABC broadcasters is to present the map of Twin Peaks that they have drafted earlier. The pictorial map created a sense of place and made the town believable. The Peaks in the title was perfectly illustrated as white topped mountains rising out from the landscape.
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