Showtime dropped a new teaser trailer today (Friday, January 13) for the long-awaited Twin Peaks limited run revival series. It’s a short 32 seconds long, but it does give us a glimpse of Kyle MacLachlan as Agent Dale Cooper and the iconic Welcome to Twin Peaks sign. In the background is an even more ominous sounding version of the opening theme.
The 18-part limited event series will debut with a two-part premiere on Sunday, May 21 at 9:00 PM ET/PT. Immediately following the premiere, SHOWTIME subscribers will have access to the third and fourth parts, exclusively across SHOWTIME’s streaming services, SHOWTIME ANYTIME® and SHOWTIME ON DEMAND®. In its second week, TWIN PEAKS will air the third and fourth parts back-to-back, starting at 9:00 PM ET/PT, followed by one-hour parts in subsequent weeks.
Directed entirely by David Lynch, the new SHOWTIME limited event series picks up 25 years after the events of the original series. Earlier this week, at an appearance at the Television Critics Association winter press tour, David Lynch said that “the story of Laura Palmer’s last seven days are very important for this.”
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.
In addition to Kyle MacLachlan, many of the other original cast members are also returning. Some of them include: Sherilyn Fenn (Audrey), Madchen Amick (Shelly), Sheryl Lee (Laura/Maddy), Dana Ashbrook (Bobby), David Duchovny (Agent Dennis), Miguel Ferrer (Agent Rosenfield), Grace Zabriskie (Sarah), Peggy Lipton (Norma), Ray Wise (Leland), Wendy Robie (Nadine), Russ Tamblyn (Lawrence) and the late Catherine E. Coulson (the Log Lady). There is a more extensive cast list HERE.