These last two weeks I’ve find myself completely engrossed within the world that is Twin Peaks. Having never watched the show when it first came on in the early 90’s, I never understood what the fuss was all about… that is until now. I’ve binged watched all of the first season and I’m now halfway through the second, and I can’t get enough.
There have been rumors circulating for quite some time that a third season was on the horizon, and today Showtime’s president David Nevins announced the return of the highly-anticipated season with a release date of Sunday, May 21st.
The anticipation for the return of this “cult classic series” from David Lynch and Mark Frost has been on the rise as fans were desperate for the return of the mysterious and beloved show. Per Consequence of Sounds website, the show will return for a “two-hour season premiere that kicks off 18 episodes total. Immediately following the premiere, episode three and four will be available via Showtime’s streaming and on-demand platforms.”
Unlike the prior seasons of Twin Peaks, which left things open-ended, David Nevins has stated that this season is “designed to be a close-ended one-time event.”
The return of series will be bringing back some familiar faces such as Kyle MacLachlan as FBI Agent Dale Cooper, David Lynch as Gordon Cole, Sherilyn Fenn as Audrey Horne, and Ray Wise as Leland Palmer.
According to Consequence of Sound, there will be a slew of newcomers visiting Twin Peaks ranging from musicians Trent Reznor, Sky Ferreira, Eddie Veddor, to A-list actors such as Ashley Judd, Michael Cera, Naomi Watts and Tim Roth.
If you haven’t had a chance to watch Twin Peaks, I can’t recommend it enough, and I urge you to hop onto Netflix where you can binge watch the entire first and second season with some jelly doughnuts – just make sure to tell Diane to clear your schedule.