David Lynch fans rejoice. Showtime has announced that the Twin Peaks revival will premiere on Monday, May 21, 2017 at 9:00 PM.
The premiere date was announced at the Television Critics Association (TCA) press tour and revealed on the official Twin Peaks Facebook page. According to TVLine, the premiere will be two hours long and begin on May 21st at 9:00pm ET.
TVLine also reports that at the TCA press tour, Showtime president and CEO David Nevins revealed that the revival consists of 18 total hours and is “the pure-heroin version of David Lynch.” Nevins also mentioned that the revival is “about Agent Cooper’s odyssey back to Twin Peaks” and is “designed to be a closed-ended, one-time event.”
From the Press Release: “The cast members of Twin Peaks – Kyle MacLachlan, Jim Belushi, Miguel Ferrer, Kimmy Robertson, Dana Ashbrook, Amy Shiels, James Marshall, Robert Knepper, Chrysta Bell and Harry Goaz – talk about the show and returning to film after all these years. Don’t miss new episodes starting in 2017.
The critically-acclaimed, ground breaking television phenomenon Twin Peaks returns as a limited series to Showtime in 2017. Currently in production, TWIN PEAKS is written and produced by series creators and executive producers David Lynch and Mark Frost and is directed entirely by David Lynch. While the full mystery awaits, fans can expect many familiar faces, including Golden Globe® winner and Emmy® Award nominee Kyle MacLachlan, who reprises his role as FBI Agent Dale Cooper.
Widely considered one of the most groundbreaking and influential broadcast series of all time, TWIN PEAKS followed the inhabitants of a quaint northwestern town who were stunned after their homecoming queen Laura Palmer was shockingly murdered. The town’s sheriff welcomed the help of FBI agent Dale Cooper, who came to town to investigate the case. As Cooper conducted his search for Laura’s killer, the town’s secrets were gradually exposed. The mystery that ensued set off an eerie chain of events that plunged the inhabitants of Twin Peaks into a darker examination of their very existence. Twenty-five years later, the story continues…”