‘Twin Peaks’ Gets Closest Thing to Premiere Date Yet at Showtime

Long-gestating revival of David Lynch series will supposedly debut next year

Last Updated: June 1, 2016 @ 1:17 PM

Showtime’s “Twin Peaks” revival is inching ever closer to actually airing.

“It’s going to be in the second quarter [of 2017] somewhere. I’m not announcing a date yet,” Showtime president David Nevins said on Wednesday during a conference call.

This is consistent with statements made by Nevins in January, in which he said the show would premiere in “the first half of 2017.” So we’ve narrowed it down to the quarter at least.

Nevins also said that Lynch has completed shooting on the show and is currently hard at work in the editing room from which he is “getting good reports.”

“Twin Peaks” 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.

“Twin Peaks” aired on ABC from 1990-1991. After going off the air, the series developed a large cult following, prompting Showtime to bring it back as a limited series. The show followed the inhabitants of a quaint Northwestern town who were stunned after homecoming queen Laura Palmer was shockingly murdered.

The town’s sheriff welcomed the help of agent Cooper, who came to town to investigate the case. As Cooper conducted his search for Laura’s killer, the town’s secrets were gradually exposed. The mystery that ensued set off an eerie chain of events that plunged the inhabitants of Twin Peaks into a darker examination of their very existence.

The show hit a snag last April, when Lynch temporarily dropped out of the project. But a rally of fan and cast support convinced him to return.

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