It's been two months since Showtime debuted a behind-the-scenes video where original cast members from Twin Peaks, such as Kyle MacLachlin, spoke about what it felt like to come back to this iconic series, 25 years later. While Showtime still hasn't said when this new season of Twin Peaks will premiere yet, the cable network released a new teaser today, which confirms that series creator David Lynch will also reprise his on-camera role as FBI Regional Bureau Chief Gordon Cole. While we don't see much in this teaser, the video does show this FBI agent munching on a donut.
The critically-acclaimed, ground breaking television phenomenon Twin Peaks returns as a limited series to Showtime in 2017. Principal photography wrapped in April, with post-production still under way. Twin Peaks is written and produced by series creators and executive producers David Lynch and Mark Frost and is directed entirely by David Lynch. While the full mystery awaits, fans can expect many familiar faces, including Golden Globe winner and Emmy Award nominee Kyle MacLachlan, who reprises his role as FBI Agent Dale Cooper.
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. Twenty-five years later, the story continues...
The show was originally set to debut sometime this year, 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 there were rumors that it was expanding to 18 episodes. As it turned out, David Lynch and Mark Frost wrote one massive script that was filmed much like a huge movie, with the producers then cutting all of the footage into individual episodes after production wrapped. Showtime still hasn't confirmed how many episodes this new season will span quite yet.
Original Twin Peaks stars Madchen Amick, Dana Ashbrook, David Duchovny, Sherilyn Fenn, Miguel Ferrer, Sheryl Lee, Peggy Lipton, Harry Dean Stanton, Russ Tamblyn, Ray Wise and Alicia Witt, among many others, were confirmed after production wrapped. Most of the whopping 217 cast members are newcomers to the series, such as 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. Take a look at this brief teaser for Twin Peaks, as we get closer and closer to the spring 2017 debut.