Showtime revealed the premiere date for its "Twin Peaks" revival and the number of episodes during the Television Critics Association press tour on Monday.
The continuation of David Lynch’s cult ABC series will debut on Showtime on May 21 at 9 p.m. with a two-hour premiere. Immediately after the premiere, episodes three and four will also be made available on Showtime’s digital platform. The season will span 18 episodes.
“I think the 'Twin Peaks’ you’re going to see is the pure heroin of David Lynch and I’m very excited to be putting that out,” Showtime Networks President and CEO David Nevins said.
Production on the revival has been its own strange drama. Originally set for 2016 (which marked the 25th anniversary of its finale), the series was then pushed to 2017. After money conflicts with creator David Lynch were resolved, the show was back on track.
Kyle MacLachlan is reprising his role as FBI Special Agent Dale Cooper. Many others from the original series are expected to return, including Sheryl Lee as Laura Palmer, in addition to a bunch of new cast members in new roles.