Showtime has finally announced the premiere date for “Twin Peaks.”
Network president and CEO David Nevins revealed that the show will premiere on May 21 at 9 p.m. during his executive session at the Television Critics Association press tour on Monday.
The premiere will be two hours, while the series as a whole will be 18 hour-long episodes. Those with access to Showtime On Demand will also have access to episodes three and four immediately following the premiere.
This will come as a great relief to fans of the original David Lynch cult series, who have been eagerly awaiting any details about the new limited series for years now.
The exact details of the new “Twin Peaks” have been a closely kept secret. Lynch released the names of all 200 plus cast members earlier this year, but offered virtually no other details about the project. He has also battled Showtime over the series’ budget, and threatened to walk off the show at point — but thankfully for fans of the cult series, he changed his mind.
The series is written and produced by series creators and executive producers Lynch and Mark Frost, and is directed entirely by Lynch.
While the full mystery awaits, fans can expect many familiar faces, including Golden Globe winner and Emmy Award nominee Kyle MacLachlan, who reprises his role as FBI Agent Dale Cooper.