One of the most highly-anticipated revivals headed for TV is Showtime's Twin Peaks, which will bring many of the best elements of the ABC series back to the small screen for some new mysteries. The revival will pick up 25 years after the events of the original series, and we'll get to see what some of the biggest characters have been up to over the past quarter of a century. Kyle MacLachlan will return as the unforgettable Special Agent Dale Cooper, and we now have our first look at him back in the suit for another round of Twin Peaks.
The clip is pretty unhelpful for any who are trying to figure out the particulars of the revival's plot, but it's a treat for those of us who have been dying for a peek at the man who guided us through the creepiest and most bizarre moments of Twin Peaks during its original run. Sure, he wasn't the most normal guy ever to hit primetime, but there's always something relatable about somebody who can find joy and escapism in a piece of cherry pie and a damn fine cup of coffee.
Kyle MacLachlan isn't the only familiar face who will turn up in the revival. He'll be joined back in Twin Peaks by the like of Miguel Ferrer as Albert Rosenfield, David Lynch as Gordon Cole, Ray Wise as Leland Palmer, Sheryl Lee as Laura Palmer, Grace Zabriskie as Sarah Palmer, Sherilyn Fenn as Audrey Horne, and many others. Throw in the surprisingly long list of famous people who have joined the cast, and the revival will be filled with a lot of recognizable actors.
Unfortunately, not a lot has actually been released about what we can expect from the revival. Fans of the original series have even had to resort to questionable sources for potential crumbs of information about the new batch of episodes. A recent rumor hit Reddit that indicated a debut in either April or May of 2017, and the new promo at least confirms that Twin Peaks will indeed premiere on Showtime this May. We still have a few months to wait, but after 25 years, I'd say we can wait a little while longer.
The Twin Peaks revival has been so shrouded in secrecy that we can't say at this point if much more will be released about the Showtime series before it hits the airwaves. The Twin Peaks revival will debut on Sunday, May 21 at 9 p.m. ET on Showtime, and it will run for 18 episodes. Check out our midseason TV premiere schedule to see what you can watch in the meantime, and don't forget to look at our breakdown of the biggest remakes and revivals that are currently in the works for the small screen.