Twin Peaks 2017 probably isn’t the proper way to name the upcoming mini-series from Showtime, but ironically it’s probably the best one. Why? Because we know almost nothing about it, apart from the fact that it’s going to be released in 2017. David Lynch and his co-workers have been very careful not to give away anything substantial on this topic.
Showtime’s choice of words to describe the show has been really interesting from the beginning. Calling it limited event series, it seems like they are trying to make us feel like Twin Peaks 2017 is something special. We hope that it’s a way of signaling that it won’t be bastardized and turned into a lengthy commercial franchise.
What do we know about the show apart from the fact that it will be called Twin Peaks? As mentioned before, not much. Firstly, this will be a direct sequel, which is great news for anyone who was afraid of a compressed remake. Secondly, it’s set to be 18-hours long, including a 2-hour pilot episode, which seems like a good length to tell a coherent story, especially considering that two previous seasons combined had a run time of 30 hours. Probably the most exciting news for the old school fans is that majority of the original cast will be making its return, including Kyle MacLachlan, Mädchen Amick, Sherilyn Fenn, Sheryl Lee and Ray Wise.
The show’s premiere is set on May 21, which is just a week away and only now we’re getting some actual footage showcasing the actors and scenery. What does it look like? See for yourself, but there should be no doubt that David Lynch is back in town.