‘Twin Peaks’ Finally Gets May Premiere Date!
Grab your log, a slice of cherry pie and a cup of coffee, because Twin Peaks finally has an official premiere date!
Network president David Nevins announced the news at the Television Critics Association 2017 winter press tour, revealing that the long-in-the-works new season will debut with a two-hour premiere on Sunday, May 21 at 9 p.m.
Additionally, the third and fourth episodes of the new season will be available on Showtime’s streaming and on demand platforms that same night. The 2017 season will be 18 hours in total.
Nevins called the new installment “the pure heroin version of David Lynch.” Like the original, the follow-up “rewards close watching,” Nevins added.
Don’t expect to see a trailer for the film anytime soon. “I don’t know whether we’re going to have a traditional trailer,” Nevins said. “You might start seeing some filmed pieces coming out but there definitely won’t be trailers that give away all the big plot points as is traditional in the movie business.”
Kyle MacLachlan is reprising his role as FBI Special Agent Dale Cooper. Many others from the original series are expected to return, including Sheryl Lee as Laura Palmer, in addition to a bunch of new cast members in new roles.
Asked whether there is a possibility for a second new season on Showtime, Nevins did not rule out a continuation completely, but noted that the upcoming 18-episode installment “is designed to be close-ended, one-time event.”