Twin Peaks finally has an official 2017 premiere date. Showtime announced David Lynch’s much-anticipated return to the world of Twin Peaks will kick off on May 21, 2017 at 9pm ET/PT. The series will debut with a two-hour premiere after which Showtime customers will be able to view the next two hours on Showtime’s streaming services, Showtime On Demand and Showtime Anytime. Hours three and four will then air back-to-back on Showtime on May 28th.
David Lynch directed all 18 hours of the series which picks up 25 years “after the inhabitants of a quaint northwestern town were stunned when their homecoming queen Laura Palmer was shockingly murdered.” Lynch and series co-creator Mark Frost wrote the new Twin Peaks episodes and executive produced along with Sabrina S. Sutherland.
The Twin Peaks revival stars Kyle MacLachlan, Madchen Amick, Laura Dern, Robert Forster, Miguel Ferrer, and Kimmy Robertson.
During the winter TCA press tour, Showtime President David Nevins said he’s watched the full 18 hours. “David Lynch is one of the great film masters of my lifetime. I think this is the pure heroin version of David Lynch and I’m excited to put it out,” said Nevins. Nevins went on to explain that the 2017 Twin Peaks series was created as a one time, limited event series. He warned Twin Peaks fans not to expect a second season.