Leading up to the summer release of Showtime's Twin Peaks revival, we've seen a number of promos and trailers, all of which have relied on the nostalgia of old footage. Today, we have your first look at these new episodes with the first ever footage from Season 3. But, before you get too excited, you better leave your expectations at the door. Not about the show itself. We're sure it's great. It's just that this new Twin Peaks trailer? It only shows us the infamous town behind the mysterious murder.
Aside from some photos released by Entertainment Weekly a few months back, fans haven't really gotten to see much from Showtime's reunion series, which sees most of the old cast returning. This latest promo doesn't offer up any new scenes from the show. And the teaser doesn't even include any characters, new or returning, at all. Even at that, though, it should be enough to get everyone excited. As it is brand new footage shot by original Twin Peaks creator David Lynch, who returned to direct all 18 new episodes.
Twin Peaks returns to the small screen on Sunday, May 21, which is a little less than a month away. This trailer appeared on Showtime's official Twin Peaks Youtube channel. And even though the show is just under a month away, the page claims the show is still undergoing production. The Showtime description reveals this.
"Twin Peaks, the 18-hour limited event series will debut with a two-hour premiere on Sunday, May 21 at 9PM ET/PT. Currently in production, #TwinPeaks 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 Special 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 Special 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..."
This all-new Twin Peaks Season 3 trailer does give us an idea about what the fictional North West town looks like 25 years after we last left Agent Cooper dealing with the aftermath of his Black Lodge encounter. Now, fans are being invited back for more mystery and intrigue in a way that only David Lynch can deliver it.
The series will pick up exactly 25 years after the final episode. Immediately following the premiere of the 2-hour season opener, Episode 3 and Episode 4 will be available On Demand and on Showtime's streaming channel. The original show ran from 1990 to 1991 on ABC, and was followed by a prequel movie called Fire Walk with Me, which explained the plight of homecoming queen Laura Palmer before her murder. Sherilyn Fenn, Madchen Amick, Sheryl Lee and David Duchovny are all returning from the original series, along with new cast members that include Laura Dern, Michael Cera, Richard Chamberlain, Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor and Jessica Szohr. Take a look at the latest sneak peek and return the town of Twin Peaks if you dare.