After so many false starts, potential collapses and plain old rumour and gossip, it really is something to see that Twin Peaks is finally returning to our screens.
Last night at the annual TCA press tour, Showtime confirmed Twin Peaks' return and set the airdate for May 21st with a two-hour premiere episode kicking off the weirdness. According to Showtime CEO, David Nevins, the revival of Twin Peaks will be "be a closed-ended, one-time event," meaning we can be sure that there'll be no lesser second season to it.
All told, the entire season will be eighteen hours long with Lynch and Mark Frost having full creative control over pretty much everything. More interesting, however, is that Showtime have stated there will be no all-revealing trailers on the lead up to the premiere, though there may be some "non-traditional" teasers for the show.
"It was an original social media discussion show before the tools of fan engagement really existed," explained Nevins. "That’s one reason why David is so particular about secrecy. It will really reward close watching and (putting) things together over time."
Unsurprisingly, there's been little to no plot points divulged or discussed by Lynch or any of the cast so far and that'll likely keep until the first episode airs.
It's going to get weird, people. We cannot. WAIT.