Twin Peaks: What the town’s residents look like now
James R | On 05, May 2017
There are now only 15 days to go until Twin Peaks returns. That’s a little over two weeks. And the thought of catching up with the residents of David Lynch’s quaint, strange town is enough to send chills up the spine of fans. And so, in keeping with the show’s superbly balanced knack for ramping up excitement without revealing any new details, that’s exactly what the latest trailer does: show us what your favourite Twin Peaks characters look like 25 years on.
Brace yourself for the rush of seeing familiar faces, but not quite as you remember them, including Big Ed Hurley (Everett McGill), Carl Rodd (Harry Dean Stanton), Sarah Palmer (Grace Zabriskie), Deputy Andy Brennan (Harry Goaz), Deputy Tommy “Hawk” Hill (Michael Horse), and, of course, FBI Special Agent Dale Cooper (Kyle MacLachlan).
Never seen Twin Peaks? Read our spoiler-free guide to the show here – and our review of Season 1. Or just find out how to catch up by seeing our guide to where you can watch Twin Peaks online in the UK.
Two new Twin Peaks posters arrive
25th February 2017
It is happening again. And this time, we get some snazzy new posters.
Yes, as the return of David Lynch’s classic series draws closer, Sky Atlantic (home to the Showtime reboot in the UK) has unveiled a pair of new posters for the show to mark Twin Peaks Day on 24th February. Like the teaser trailers released last week, they nod to both the beginning and end of the show’s original two seasons, putting Homecoming Queen Laura Palmer and Dale Cooper, the agent investigating her death, front and centre.
The 18-hour new season will premiere on 22nd May in the USA, taking us back to the town 25 years after Palmer’s death. In the UK, the two-hour opening instalment will be simulcast on Sky Atlantic at 2am – and then repeated at 9pm on 23rd May on Sky Atlantic. Following the simulcast, the episodes will also be available on-demand, so that fans can watch them when they want without fear of spoilers. Not got Sky? You can also stream Twin Peaks live and on-demand through NOW, which costs £6.99 a month, no contract.
For what else we know about the new season, head this way. Never seen Twin Peaks? You can also catch up with Season 1 and 2 of Twin Peaks on Sky Box Sets and NOW. Read our beginner’s guide to Twin Peaks, including why you should watch it, here.
Twin Peaks: Two new trailers take us back to the beginning and end
17th February 2017
It’s not long now until Twin Peaks returns – we’ll pause for a second just to let the fact that sentence exists sink in. Because right now, we could probably just write “It is happening again” over and over again for several paragraphs and you’ll still be even more excited about going back to David Lynch’s mysterious town.
That’s basically all we get from the two new teaser trailers for the series’ upcoming revival that Showtime released today. That and a reminder of the original show’s smashing (ahem) ending – as well as a glimpse of how it all began
Do we want more new footage? Yes. Do we want the nostalgia of these brief videos to end? Not at all.
(Spoiler warning: Don’t watch the second video if you’re keen to avoid any hint of how Season 2 of Twin Peaks wrapped up.)
Not caught up with Twin Peaks or just feeling confused by what you’ve seen? Find out how to catch up by seeing our guide to where you can watch Twin Peaks online in the UK.
Kyle MacLachlan returns as Dale Cooper in Twin Peaks teaser
14th January 2017
It is happening again. That’s the thought racing through the mind of Twin Peaks’ fans this year, with only a matter of weeks until the show returns for its 2017 revival.
Now, we get our first glimpse at a familiar face in character, as Kyle MacLachlan returns as FBI Special Agent Dale Cooper in a new teaser video. The teaser is nothing more than a brief shot of him walking forward, but it’s a damn fine bit of video, proving that not only does MacLachlan still look good in his black suit and tie, but that Angelo Badalamenti’s music remains as eerily comforting as ever.
While that might not sound like much of a change from the first video Showtime released when they announced Twin Peaks’ return, we have learned a lot since then. We know that the show will premiere on 22nd May, that it will take place 25 years after the death of Laura Palmer, that the series will span 18 hours, beginning with a two-hour opening, and that it will air in the UK on Sky Atlantic.
Head this way for a rundown of what we know so far – including Showtime CEO David Nevins’ description of the new series as “pure heroin David Lynch” – or see the video below.
David Lynch unveils first teaser trailer for new Twin Peaks
19th December 2015
David Lynch has unveiled the first teaser trailer for the new series of Twin Peaks.
The revival of the ABC show won’t arrive on our screens until 2017, but Showtime in the US is keen to reassure fans that production is now underway – and that alone is enough to get audiences excited.
The video, meanwhile, is guaranteed to ramp up the anticipation even further, despite it containing next to nothing. It features Michael Horse (Deputy Hawk) talking to the camera about how a location can become a character in its own right, a knowing observation that borders on parody of the series’ critical acclaim. And yet, when Angelo Badalamenti’s theme tune stirs up and we see the town sign erected once more, it’s hard not to agree.
“It’s almost like being in a moving painting,” he adds.
So far, things are being kept tightly under wraps, but we know that Kyle MacLachlan will reprise his role as FBI Agent Dale Cooper and that David Lynch will direct the whole season. And, judging by this brief teasing video, that things are set to be as unsettling as they are breathtaking.
There is no word yet on a British broadcaster, but after the competition surrounding The X-Files’ limited series revival – which will air on Channel 5 in the UK – you can expect the bidding war to be pretty scary too.