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Good news, Twin Peaks fans! The long-awaited news of the premiere has finally been released to the public.
According to David Nevins, the President and CEO of Showtime Networks, the revived series is set to premiere on Sunday, May 21. Not only will Showtime audiences be treated to that, but Showtime subscribers will be able to watch the third and fourth hours after the premiere via Showtime’s streaming service, Showtime Anytime. The following week will give the third and fourth hours of the rebooted Twin Peaks, and then go back to more traditional one hour episodes in the following weeks.
In total, Twin Peaks is returning as an eighteen hour limited series that kicks off with a two hour premiere on May 21.
As previously noted, the 21st century Twin Peaks picks up 25 years after the murder of Laura Palmer. The reboot features many of the same faces as the original series, including the stars (Kyle MacLachlan and Sherilyn Fenn) and director (David Lynch). This will be the first time Twin Peaks returns to television, although they did release a Twin Peaks movie (Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me) in 1992.
The premiere of Twin Peaks debuts on Sunday, May 21 at 9pm ET/PT.