Everything You Need to Know About the Twin Peaks Revival
Ready for another slice of cherry pie and some damn good coffee? Twin Peaks is back! The pop culture phenomenon returns after a two decade hiatus, debuting this Sunday, May 21 at 9 p.m. ET on Showtime.
Back in 1990, ABC launched a campy new TV series about a quaint northwestern lumber town rocked by the shocking murder of a young female townee. While it was only on air for two seasons, the show became an instant cult classic thanks to its gripping whodunit plot, fascinating characters (hello Special Agent Dale Cooper), and wacky sideshow.
Ready to dive back in? The 18-episode event series kicks off with the first two parts airing this Sunday, the third and fourth parts airing Sunday, May 28, and the rest following in subsequent weeks.
Scroll down for everything you need to know before tuning in.
David Lynch is On Board For the Reboot
David Lynch and his co-creator Mark Frost are back for round two. They wrote the entire new story and Lynch directed all 18 episodes of the relaunch. "It was a joyful, fantastic trip with this great crew and great cast," Lynch said at the show's Television Critics Association panel. "The word 'expect' is a magical word and people expect to see certain things. Their expectations are met, hopefully, when they see it."
It takes place 25 years after the original
Exactly 25 years after the shocking death of homecoming queen, Laura Palmer, we return to the small town of Twin Peaks. What has changed in those decades? We're about to find out!
There's Both Old and New Cast
Many of the series' original castmembers will return for the reboot like David Duchovny as Denise Bryson, Kyle MacLachlan as Special Agent Dale Cooper, Madchen Amick as Shelly Johnson, Peggy Lipton as Norma Jennings, James Marshall as James Hurley, Kimmy Robertson as Lucy Moran, Sheryl Lee as Laura Palmer/Maddy Ferguson, and tons more. Even more exciting is the long list of newbies making their way to Twin Peaks for the 18-part series: Laura Dern, Naomi Watts, Amanda Seyfried, Monica Bellucci, Jim Belushi, Michael Cera, Francesca Eastwood, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Robert Forster, and more.
Not a Lot Has Changed
From the episodic photos that Showtime has shared, it seems like we'll really be diving headfirst back into the odd world of the former series, damn good coffee and all. Of course with David Lynch on board, you can expect a certain level of campy charm that he's famous for. The costumes look the same, the characters are back (albeit 25 years older), and just wait until you hear that familiar score—it will take you right back!
No Other Plot Details Have Been Revealed
Lynch has revealed very little about the plot but what we do know is that Special Agent Dale Cooper (Kyle MacLachlan) returns to the northwestern town two decades after Palmer's murder. The entire cast and crew have kept tight-lipped about everything else that will transpire. Our main question is: Will we finally get a resolution?