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Showtime’s 'Twin Peaks' Release Date and Cast; Dale Cooper Will Return

( [email protected] ) Dec 21, 2015 05:53 PM EST
Those that can remember the early nineties might remember a short-lived but influential series known as Twin Peaks, created by David Lynch, best known for his big screen films with a weird vibe to them.  After a quarter-century, Twin Peaks is set to return once again to television.  Twin Peaks is not set to return to television this next year, but the year after that.  There is already news of what will occur with a recent video, and this is what is known about Showtime's Twin Peaks Release Date and Cast.
Twin Peaks is coming again in 2017. Showtime/CNET

Those that can remember the early nineties might remember a short-lived but influential series known as Twin Peaks, created by David Lynch, best known for his big screen films with a weird vibe to them.  After a quarter-century, Twin Peaks is set to return once again to television.  Twin Peaks is not set to return to television this next year, but the year after that.  There is already news of what will occur with a recent video, and this is what is known about Showtime's Twin Peaks Release Date and Cast.    

According to CNET, this video doesn't reveal much except the "Welcome to Twin Peaks" sign as well as some shots of the location using Angelo Badalamenti's theme song.  That isn't really much, but actor Michael Horse, who played Deputy Hawk in the original show, says:  "There's a lot of holy places up here, a lot of sacred places. I can't put my finger on how I would describe it. It just touches something in the psyche. It's almost like being in a moving painting."

The original series was set in the fictional town of Twin Peaks, but much of it was filmed in North Bend, Washington.  The show's title sequence focuses on Snoqualmie Falls, which is quite an attraction in the town.  The video also shows that Mount Si, which is in the background of North Bend. 

For those who are not aware of the show, it was created by David Lynch back in the 1990s and gained a lot of attention.  Lynch and other co-creator Mark Frost intend to include 18 episodes for this new run. 

The original show began with Dale Cooper (played by Kyle MacLachlan, who is from the Northwest) as an FBI Agent who is investigating the death of Laura Palmer, a homecoming queen who was found dead one day, her body wrapped in plastic.  What began as a mystery introduced the viewer to a series of bizarre characters who were wrapped up in this case, and the show began to take a very surreal turn by the time it was cancelled in 1991.  Unlike most TV dramas of the time, it had a running storyline like a soap opera. 

During the summer of 1990, there was a lot of talk about "Who Killed Laura Palmer".  The show only lasted two seasons, as the ratings plummeted after her killer was revealed.  The last time the town of Twin Peaks was visited was in 1992, with the theatrical release of Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me, which was both a prequel and a sequel. 

The challenge of the show is to attempt to pick up where it left off, which is difficult as it has been over 25 years.  One of the criticisms of the show was it seemed that it didn't seem to lack direction, that odd characters would show up, leave, and the supernatural elements of the story were never really explained and many believed they shouldn't have been introduced. 

However, the cult following of the show during its original run can still remember tuning in and seeing where the case would go.  Now they can tune in to Showtime instead of ABC to see what will come next, as Twin Peaks returns in 2017.