Ready the Red Room, Twin Peaks is coming back! David Lynch’s… Lynchian (that’s really the only adjective to describe it) series about a murder in a small logging town is making a return after 26 years. Showtime announced the new season over two years ago, and it almost all slipped through their fingers when Lynch walked away from the project briefly. But that ax has been buried, and the Twin Peaks revival premieres with a two-hour episode on May 21st at 9 p.m. Network boss David Nevins even called this new season “pure heroin David Lynch.”
When David Lynch was asked what that might mean, he responded, “I hear heroin is a very popular drug.” How Lynchian of Lynch to give a Lynchian answer about “pure heroin David Lynch”!
Lynch avoided most of the questions at his surprise Television Critics Association appearance, but he did elaborate on what ended the original series, “Who killed Laura Palmer was a question we really never wanted to answer. That Laura Palmer mystery was the goose that laid the golden eggs. We were told to wrap that up, and it didn’t get going on again after that.”
The Showtime season will run 18 hours long, and the third and fourth hours will be available to stream when the premiere drops on May 21st. The remaining episodes will either be weekly or played all right in a row. As Showtime president of programming Gary Levine explained, “I lived through Twin Peaks 1.0 when I was at ABC, and that was a tsunami, it’s hard for us to fathom what Twin Peaks will be in a social media environment.”
Twin Peaks premieres May 21st at 9 p.m. on Showtime.
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