Revival of David Lynchs hugely influential show after 25 years will be one of 2017s most hotly anticipated events, launching with a two-hour special
It is happening again. More specifically, its happening again on 21 May when Twin Peaks will return to US television screens, more than 25 years after its finale aired.
Showtime, the US station which is bringing back the show, revealed the premiere date at the Television Critics Association (TCA) meeting in California, where the channels president and CEO, David Nevins, revealed the first episode would be a two-hour special.
Fans will then have 18 hours of action from the mysterious Pacific northwest town, which gave the world characters like the double denim villain Bob, detective Dale Cooper, with his coffee and cherry pie addiction, and the log lady.
Nevin said that the show is the pure heroin vision of David Lynch, and that he is very excited to be putting it out.
To date, few details have been revealed about the new series, other than the extensive cast list, which includes many of the original members, and Lynch favorites Naomi Watts, Balthazar Getty and musician Trent Reznor. Creators David Lynch and Mark Frost revealed in August 2015 that the new series was written as one long film that will be cut down into individual episodes.
Lynch had pulled out of the production in April 2015 over a pay dispute, but after a video from the cast pleading for him to return, the director agreed to get back on board a month later.
The original series, which centered on the murder of Laura Palmer and aired in 1990, is widely considered to be one of the most influential and unique TV shows ever created. Its legacy has been attributed to everything from the X-Files to Stranger Things, and the revival is one of the most anticipated TV events of 2017.