David Lynch knows what his fans want, and from the sound of things he’s going to give it to them in large doses with the upcoming Twin Peaks revival.
At a press event this week, Showtime officials teased the audience with news of the series’ excessive devotion to the original source material and creator. Twin Peaks appeared in the early ’90s, before some of you were born, God help us. And it was the strangest, most haunting thing on television, years before weird TV became a thing.
Among the new announcements: it’ll be debuting on May 21, and Showtime subscribers will have access to the first three episodes. There’s 18 hours of new programming in total, and they’ll be aired sequentially — so no binge-watching, at least not at first.
Apparently David Lynch has been generous with the executives, letting them see his work as he’s putting the show together. At least one of those Showtime execs, David Nevins, worked at ABC when the first Twin Peaks was happening, and he told the Hollywood Reporter, “It’s hard for us to fathom what Twin Peaks will be in a social media environment.”
“David Lynch is one of the great film masters of my lifetime,” added Nevins. “And I think the version you’re going to see is pure heroin David Lynch, and I’m very excited to be the one putting it out.”
That’s a big promise, Showtime — you’d better not let us down with this.