US network Showtime has confirmed the premiere date and episode count for the hotly-anticipated new series of Twin Peaks.
The 18-episode series will have a two-hour premiere (comprising episodes one and two) on Sunday 21 May. Immediately following the premiere, Showtime subscribers will have access to the third and fourth hours through Showtime streaming service, Showtime Anytime and Showtime On Demand. A week later episodes three and four will air back to back on the main Showtime channel, after which all further episodes will premiere weekly on Showtime.
Directed entirely by David Lynch, the new Showtime limited event series picks up 25 years after the inhabitants of a quaint northwestern town were stunned when their homecoming queen Laura Palmer was murdered.
Showtime president David Nevins – who has seen the entire series – describes it as, “the pure-heroin version of David Lynch.” Like the original, the follow-up “rewards close watching,” he Nevins.
Twin Peaks is written and executive produced by series creators David Lynch and Mark Frost, and is executive produced by Sabrina S Sutherland.
Twin Peaks will air in the UK on Sky Atlantic.