David Lynch's 'Twin Peaks' Revival Set for May Premiere

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Pack your bags and prepare to head back to Twin Peaks in May.

Showtime announced Monday that the revival of David Lynch’s eerie drama will premiere on May 21 with a two-hour opening episode. There will be 18 episodes in total.

Lynch filmed the continuation of the cult classic 1990s series—which ran on ABC—as one continuous film, opting to cut the footage into individual episodes after production concluded.

Showtime president David Nevins told a Television Critics Association panel that he has seen all 18 episodes, reports Deadline, and the new series is “the pure heroin version of David Lynch.”

“It will be 18 unforgettable hours,” Nevins said.

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Twin Peaks’ TCA panel bore few details about the plot of the continuation and there was no new footage.

Lynch, who appeared at the event, did tease that “the story of Laura Palmer’s last seven days are very important for this,” referring to the murder-mystery surrounding the homecoming queen in the earlier serie, reported TVLine.

The revival of Twin Peaks will be led by Kyle MacLachlan as FBI agent Dale Cooper. Original stars including Sheryl Lee, Madchen Amick and Sherilyn Fenn are all returning.

The 200-strong cast will also include newcomers Naomi Watts, Michael Cera, Laura Dern and Amanda Seyfried.

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