“It is happening again!” – ‘Twin Peaks’ returns on May 21
It’s May and there’s a lot to look forward to in the worlds of film and television, including the long-awaited return to the mysterious town of Twin Peaks. To celebrate, Showtime has released a new teaser for the upcoming show.
The short teaser provides us with a glimpse of familiar locations from the original show, such as the Twin Peaks sheriff’s department, Laura Palmer’s house, the Double R Diner and the Fat Trout Trailer Park. There’s even a glimpse of the infamous Red Room, also known as the Waiting Room, at the beginning.
Twin Peaks originally premiered in 1990 and ran for two seasons, centering on the inhabitants of a small northwest American town which came under suspicion after local teenager and homecoming queen Laura Palmer had been murdered.
Twenty-five years later the story continues, with creators David Lynch and Mark Frost once again at the helm. Lynch will direct the 18-part limited series himself, in which we return to the quaint little town with more than a few secrets buried beneath its surface.
Much of the original cast are returning to reprise their roles including Kyle MacLachlan (Blue Velvet), Mädchen Amick (Sleepwalkers), Dana Ashbrook (Waxwork), Sheryl Lee (Vampires), Ray Wise (RoboCop) and Grace Zabriskie (The Grudge).
Regarded as one of the “most groundbreaking” shows at the time, Twin Peaks won the Golden Globes award for Best Television Series for a Drama in 1991. Yet, despite its success, ABC decided to cancel the show in the face of declining viewers.
Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me, a prequel to the television series, was released in 1992 and subsequently nominated for the Palme d’Or award at the Cannes Film Festival that year.
Twin Peaks is scheduled to debut on Showtime in the U.S. on May 21, 2017. In the UK, episodes will be shown a day after they’re broadcast in the US on Sky Atlantic. Now, excuse us, we’re in the mood for a damn good cup of coffee.