After a year or more of toying with fans and keeping pretty much everything about “Twin Peaks” close to the vest, Showtime has finally revealed some concrete details about David Lynch‘s return to the cult series.
First off, you can go ahead and mark calendar for Sunday, May 21st because at 9 PM that night, the show will kick off with a two-hour season premiere. The new season will run for eighteen episodes and… that will be it. Right now, Showtime is saying this limited event series is all fans will get, as there are no other seasons planned, but they do promise that the series will “reward close viewing.” And while network CEO David Nevins previously teased a theatrical release and/or playing with the traditional TV release formats, the plan will be one new episode per week. Even more, there won’t be any traditional trailers for the show. But get ready, because apparently “Twin Peaks” is going to be a rush.
“We’ve seen the whole thing,” Nevins said. “David Lynch is one of the great film masters of my lifetime. I think this is the pure heroin version of David Lynch and I’m excited to put it out.” Uh, whoa, okay.
That’s all the news for now, but you know where you need to be on the night of May 21st. [EW]