After a production process that was shrouded in secrecy, Showtime is finally revealing more about the highly-anticipated return of Twin Peaks. The network recently announced that the series premiere will air on May 21, with the network also confirming that this new season will span 18 episodes. To get fans ready for the premiere, Showtime has debuted another preview, which doesn't feature any new footage, but it will provide a blast from the past with clips from the original show, celebrating the "damn fine" coffee championed by Kyle MacLachlan's Special Agent Dale Cooper.
The preview, which debuted on Showtime's Twitter, features footage from the original series with Kyle MacLachlan as Special Agent Dale Cooper, who was the first cast member to be confirmed when the series was announced. The trailer features scenes with Cooper using his signature catch phrase, praising a "damn fine cup of coffee." It was also recently confirmed that after the Twin Peaks premiere, the show's third and fourth episodes will be available immediately following the Twin Peaks premiere on Showtime Streaming, On Demand and the network's new streaming service, Showtime Anytime.
Showtime announced back in April that production has wrapped on the series, while announcing the full Twin Peaks cast that is comprised of 217 actors. Along with Kyle MacLachlan, who was the first actor confirmed for the show, returning cast members from the original series include Madchen Amick, Dana Ashbrook, David Duchovny, Sherilyn Fenn, Miguell Ferrer, Sheryl Lee, Peggy Lipton, Harry Dean Stanton, Russ Tamblyn, Ray Wise and Alicia Witt, just to name a few. Among the notable new additions are Amanda Seyfried, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Monica Belluci, Jim Belushi, Michael Cera, David Dastmalchian, Laura Dern, Sky Ferreira, Balthazar Getty, Ernie Hudson, Ashley Judd, Robert Knepper, David Koechner, Matthew Lillard, Josh McDermitt, Sara Paxton, Trent Reznor, Tom Sizemore, Ethan Suplee, Jessica Szhor, Eddie Vedder and Naomi Watts.
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 is 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...
The show was originally set to debut in 2016, 25 years after the show went off the air, which would have tied into a line from the show's series finale back in 1991, where Laura Palmer (Sheryl Lee) told Special Agent Dale Cooper (Kyle MacLachlan), "I'll see you again in 25 years." The show was initially slated to span nine episodes, and rumors began to spread that the show was given an expanded 18-episode order. At the time, Showtime shot down those reports, confirming that David Lynch and Mark Frost wrote one massive script with plans to shoot it like one enormous movie, with the producers then cutting all of the footage into individual episodes after production wrapped. Take a look at the new trailer for Twin Peaks below.