Twin Peaks became a cult phenomenon when it first aired in the ’90s. Starring Kyle MacLachlan as Special Agent Dale Cooper, the show revolved around a mysterious murder in the small town of Twin Peaks. The show ran for two seasons and also a movie, Fire Walk With Me. Twin Peaks was created by infamous visionary, David Lynch and Mark Frost, and was darkly funny, as well as disturbing, gripping and dramatic. It was also, as is typical of a Lynch project, completely surreal.
25 years after Twin Peaks ended, a revival is soon set to arrive on Showtime. After many months of wrangling, including Lynch quitting the project at one point, Twin Peaks season three will run for 18 episodes, starting this May. The revival will reunite the vast majority of the original cast, including MacLachlan, alongside Sherylin Fenn, Sheryl Lee, Madchen Amick, and David Duchovny. The list of new cast members is also huge, including Amanda Seyfried, Tim Roth, Monica Belluci, and Laura Dern.
Ahead of Twin Peaks arriving back on our screens, new images have arrived via EW of magazine covers as well as stills from the series itself. Take a look at the gallery below.
Fans of Twin Peaks will certainly be pleased to see not much has changed in 25 years. By the looks of it, Audrey might have finally got her man, while Shelly and Norma are still serving cherry pie and damn fine coffee and the Double R Diner. There’s the return of Duchovny as Denise, and also Lynch himself as the hard of hearing Gordon Cole. Miguel Ferrer also returns as Albert Rosenfield; sadly this was one of his last roles before he died.
Most will remember that Twin Peaks ended with Agent Cooper being taken over by a dark force when he entered the Black Lodge. Though there’s unlikely to be a sane reason for this, it does look as though we might be offered some form of explanation, as Showtime boss David Nevins explained to EW:
“What I think is satisfying about the new version is that it’s a deeper exploration of that stuff. What is the Red Room? How does the Red Room work? Where is Agent Cooper? Can he make it back?”
That’s a lot of questions to consider, and there’s a lot of possibilities to explore. We can’t wait. Twin Peaks will premiere on Showtime from May 21st.