The much-anticipated reboot of David Lynch’s cult TV series Twin Peaks, announced more than two years ago, will hit TV screens in May.
** Contains minor spoilers **
More than 25 years after the show’s violent, disturbing finale – and Laura Palmer’s ghostly promise to see you again in 25 years – Lynch’s passion project will return to US TV on 21 May.
It will air on Showtime in the US and on Sky Atlantic in the UK, although a release date for the latter is yet to be revealed.
In an interview with the Television Critics Association on Monday, Showtime boss David Nevins revealed the first episode would be a two-hour special, immediately followed by episodes three and four.
After that, Nevins said it would roll out in a traditional weekly fashion.
More or less it will be once a week, he said. David really believes in the drip of weekly television.
The show will have 18 hour-long episodes, running until August.
David Lynch, the show’s visionary creator, said: It was just the same as all the others. I see it as a film. A film in parts is what people will experience.
While details of the plot are still largely unknown – as it tends to be with the acclaimed director – an extensive cast list mixing original cast members with odd new choices has been revealed.
Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder, actor James Belushi and Lynch-favourite Naomi Watts will join Special Agent Dale Cooper, who will reportedly have a new mystery to deal with.
What is known so far – revealed in co-creator Mark Frost’s new book The Secret History Of Twin Peaks – is that after Dale Cooper’s investigation of the murder of Laura Palmer, the FBI gets hold of a box containing a huge dossier.
A female FBI agent is tasked to analyse all the documents inside, and everything related to the strange town of Twin Peaks, the book reveals
Along the way, she discovers secrets about the lives of the town’s residents, but also investigatives reports from Dale Cooper, who has since vanished, newspaper clippings, an autopsy report, and other classified information.
Asked about more details on how the show will progress, Nevins said: This version of Twin Peaks is the pure heroin version of David Lynch, and I’m very excited to be putting that out.
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