Showtime has announced that David Lynch's Twin Peaks revival will premiere with a two-hour event on Sunday, May 21st at 9pm ET/PT. It was also announced that immediately following the Twin Peaks premiere, Showtime subscribers will have access to the third and fourth episodes exclusively on Showtime's streaming services, Showtime Anytime and Showtime On Demand.
The following week, Showtime will also air the third and fourth episodes of Twin Peaks back-to-back. That will be followed by one-hour episodes every week after until the series concludes after a total of 18 episodes.
I'm extremely excited about this! Twin Peaks was such a crazy-ass show, and I never thought I'd see it return. I can't help but think that Lynch is going to give fans something even wackier and more insane.
The series takes place 25 years after the strange events in the original series when the inhabitants of a quaint northwestern town were stunned when their homecoming queen Laura Palmer was shockingly murdered. Many of the original cast members have returned to reprise their roles.
The cast of the series includes Mädchen Amick Ray Wise, Alicia Witt, Warren Frost, Dana Ashbrook, Sherilyn Fenn, David Duchovny, James Belushi, Chrysta Bell, Robert Knepper, Michael Cera, Eddie Vedder, Amanda Seyfried, Tom Sizemore, Balthazar Getty, Naomi Watts, and Laura Dern, among others.
Here’s the official synopsis for the Twin Peaks revival:
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…