Twin Peaks Officially Returns in May, Runs a Total of 18 Hours

It is happening again.


After recently looking as if Twin Peaks would return to TV in April, Showtime has officially announced the cult classic show's revival will premiere in May.

The first episode of the new show debuts on May 21 at 9 PM ET, Showtime CEO David Nevins shared during the Television Critics Assocation press tour today. It will have a two-hour premiere, with the season in total consisting of 18 hours.

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Nevins didn't share the exact schedule or number of episodes for the new limited series. However, he did say fans won't have to wait long to binge a solid chunk of the show, as the third and fourth episodes will be available immediately on Showtime's various streaming and on-demand platforms.

As the show nears its return, Showtime has released some promotional videos. A recent one featured co-creator David Lynch, in character as Gordon Cole, snacking on a donut. In October, a new book, The Secret History of Twin Peaks, was released that revealed more about the history of the titular town and bridged the gap to the new season.

Twin Peaks originally ran from 1990-91 on ABC, followed by a prequel film, Fire Walk With Me, in 1992. Much of the original cast is returning for the new season along with more than a few new additions.

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