The premiere date of the upcoming new season of David Lynch’s legendary series Twin Peaks has been revealed by Showtime.
The US network revealed that the season would start on May 21st in the US, with the first two episodes airing back-to-back.
Showtime has also said that the third and fourth episodes would be made available online directly after the airing of the first two.
This is a suitably strange premiere for Twin Peaks, which has famously blended intriguing murder mystery with David Lynch’s experimental film-making.
The original series ran for two seasons between 1990 and 1991, and has since then been lauded as a cult classic that changed the way TV was seen.
A spin-off film, Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me was released in 1992 and has also seen a cult following despite poor reviews.
The new season follows on from the original series, and is due to run for 18 hour-long episodes.
All the major players from the original are due to return, with David Lynch directing, Angelo Badalamenti providing the score and Kyle MacLachlan reprising his role as FBI agent Dale Cooper.
Showtime president David Nevins said that the new season would satisfy Twin Peaks fans.
“I think this is the pure heroin version of David Lynch and I’m excited to put it out.”
Whilst the UK premiere date is not yet known, Sky Atlantic has the rights to all of Showtime’s programmes, so it is expected to air there soon after the US.
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