‘Twin Peaks’ Revival Gets Premiere Date on Showtime

Twin Peaks Showtime premiere date
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Twin Peaks” is finally coming back to television.

The long-awaited revival will debut on Sunday, May 21 at 9 p.m. with a two-hour premiere episode. The limited event series will consist of 18 hours total.

The announcement was made Monday by Showtime president and CEO David Nevins at the 2017 Television Critics Association winter press tour in Pasadena, Calif.

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Following the TV premiere, Showtime subscribers can watch the third and fourth hours of “Twin Peaks” on Showtime’s streaming service, Showtime Anytime, and Showtime On Demand. In the second week on TV, the third and fourth hours will air back-to-back on the network, starting at 9 p.m. One-hour episodes will air in subsequent weeks.

The new “Twin Peaks” is written and exec produced by original creators David Lynch and Mark Frost. Lynch directed the entire 18-hour series, which picks up 25 years after the people of a quaint northwestern town were stunned when their homecoming queen Laura Palmer was shockingly murdered. The original show ran two seasons in 1990 and 1991.

Original star Kyle MacLachlan will return for the reboot, along with a huge cast of returning players and newcomers. To see the entire list of 217 actors, click here.

At TCA, Nevins revealed that he’s screened all 18 hours of the “Twin Peaks” revival, alongside Lynch who brought donuts and coffee for the screening. The executive teased that the new version of “Twin Peaks” is the “pure heroin vision of David Lynch, and I am very excited to be putting that out.”

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  1. Kevin says:

    I wish somebody in Los Angeles would host a theater screening of the premiere!

  2. Mark says:

    I wonder how many months it’ll take to get this side of the pond….

  3. Tracy Turner says:

    do you need to have seen the original series first?

    • Lana Wilkinson says:

      I would very much recommend watching it all (and the film Fire Walk With Me), i think it’d be really confusing to pick up the new series without no background knowledge. It’s confusing anyway lol.

    • You probably don’t need to, but I would really recommend it. Season 1 is the best. Season 2 lost vision, but it picked up a bit at the end. I’d say as long as you watch Season 1, the first few episodes of season 2, and the last two episodes of season 2, you should be fine.

      • militantgod says:

        You mean the first 8 episodes of season 2.That’s more than a few. It’s just as many hours as season 1. Season 2 did have some horrible storylines and went off the rails at times but the doom and gloom it’s made out to be is way overexaggerated. Tracy, if you plan on watching the revival you should really watch the entire series or at the very least the Lynch directed episodes, especially the pilot, “Lonely Souls”, “Beyond Life and Death” and “Fire Walk with Me”, and in that order.

  4. LINDA U says:

    Can’t Wait!!!!!!

  5. jk says:

    not really a reboot, but cool.

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