The folks at EW have unleashed the first look at David Lynch’s Twin Peaks revival series and it’s woken us up like a cup of damn good coffee. And hot!
Their cover game remains as strong as ever, showing off Lynch, Sheryl Lee (Laura Palmer), Kyle MacLachlan (Dale Cooper), Sherilyn Fenn (Audrey Horne), Madchen Amick (Shelly Johnson), Peggy Lipton (Norma Jennings), Dana Ashbrook (Bobby Briggs), Wendy Robie (Nadine Hurley), Everett McGill (Big Ed Hurley) and James Marshall (James Hurley).
The first look stills show more returning characters. There’s Special Agent Denise Bryson (David Duchovny), Deputy Hawk (Michael Horse), FBI Regional Bureau Chief Gordon Cole (Lynch), Agent Albert Rosenfield (Miguel Ferrer), Lucy (Kimmy Robertson) and Deputy Andy (Harry Goaz).
As for plot details? Still nothing. Still absolutely nothing. Lynch told EW that “It’s a feature film in 18 parts,” while MachLachlan noted that the script ““…took me six hours and a few cups of coffee to read. But it was wonderful.”
Right. Surely Showtime’s president and CEO could shed a little bit of light on proceedings?
“Twin Peaks is a cosmology,” says David Nevins. “What I think is satisfying about the new version is that it’s a deeper exploration of that stuff. What is the Red Room? How does the Red Room work? Where is Agent Cooper? Can he make it back?”
Well, that’s as good as we’re going to get for now…
The new cast members include Naomi Watts, James Belushi, Michael Cera, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Tim Roth, Jane Adams, Robert Forster, Laura Dern, Ernie Hudson, Caleb Landry Jones, Ashley Judd, Jeremy Davies, Robert Knepper, David Koechner, Jane Levy, Sara Paxton, Trent Reznor, Matthew Lillard, Tom Sizemore, Eddie Vedder and Monica Bellucci, and that’s nowhere near everyone.
“Directed entirely by David Lynch, the new series picks up 25 years after the inhabitants of a quaint northwestern town were stunned when their homecoming queen Laura Palmer was shockingly murdered.
Twin Peaks is written and executive produced by series creators David Lynch and Mark Frost, and is executive produced by Sabrina S. Sutherland. From SHOWTIME, the 18-part ‘limited event series’ will air exclusively in the UK on Sky Atlantic and NOW TV.”
Twin Peaks airs Monday 22 May 2am on Sky Atlantic and NOW TV, the same time as the US premiere and repeats Tuesday 23 May 9pm. Catch up with series 1 and 2 on Sky Box Sets.