UPDATE 6:04pm ET: Showtime also dropped a new teaser poster for the “Twin Peaks” revival in the wake of the panel for the series at the TCA Press Tour. Take a look at the poster below:
Original Story: Showtime announced the premiere date for the new season of “Twin Peaks” today during a panel at the Television Critics Association.
RELATED: Twin Peaks Revival Reveals Full Cast
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The new season of “Twin Peaks” will arrive on May 21 at 9 p.m. The first two episodes will air back-to-back in a two-hour premiere. The season will consist of 18 episodes, presumably airing every Sunday night at 9 p.m. Every episode was co-written by series creators Mark Frost and David Lynch, with Lynch directing every episode.
A number of cast members are set to return, including Kyle MacLachlan’s Special Agent Dale Cooper, Michael Horse who played Deputy Hawk, Benjamin and Audrey Horne, who were portrayed by Richard Beymer and Sherilyn Fenn, respectively, as well as FBI agents Albert Rosenfeld and Gordon Cole, who were played by Miguel Ferrer and Lynch himself.
The synopsis for the revival series reads: “The Golden Globe® and Peabody Award-winning TWIN PEAKS returns as a new limited series. Considered one of the most groundbreaking and influential broadcast series of all time, TWIN PEAKS followed the residents of a quaint northwestern town who were stunned when homecoming queen Laura Palmer was murdered.”
When “Twin Peaks” went off the air in 1991, it left a numerous amount of cliffhangers unexplained. Hopefully the new series will answer these questions, as fans of the show have been waiting over 26 years for the series’ conclusion.
“Twin Peaks” returns on May 21, exclusively on Showtime.
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