Twin Peaks Origin Story Optioned by Part2


Part2 Pictures has optioned the rights to develop the upcoming true-crime title Blonde, Beautiful and Dead: The Murder Mystery That Inspired Twin Peaks into a docuseries.

The book from David Bushman and Mark Givens is being published by Metabook. Part2, the producer of CNN’s This is Life with Lisa Ling and Showtime’s Dark Net, will work with Metabook Films, Metabook’s film and TV arm, on the docuseries, which is being pitched to cable networks and streaming platforms. The book explores the story behind the real-life murder of a young woman from Sand Lake, New York, where Twin Peaks co-creator Mark Frost’s grandmother lived. The mystery around the young woman’s death inspired Frost to create the character of Laura Palmer. Frost will also write the foreword to the book. Bushman and Givens will executive produce the docuseries.

“This is one of those stories that you can just see and feel the second you hear about it,” said David Shadrack Smith, the president of Part2 Pictures. “It has all the texture and twists of Twin Peaks but has the beauty of being true crime with a current day investigation unfolding alongside the events of the past. We’re excited to take a multiplatform approach to it with Metabook and create something that lives across diverse media.”

“This is such provocative subject matter that will appeal not only to Twin Peaks fans, but also to people who love true crime,” said Metabook creator Benjamin Alfonsi. “With Part2’s proven track record of producing riveting documentary entertainment for the past decade, we’re thrilled to be working together on what we want to make a must-see television event.”