It is happening again! Henceforth officially known as Twin Peaks: The Return, David Lynch’s seminal TV series from the early 1990s resumed last night after a 25+ year hiatus. This time, the show is airing on Showtime, meaning its unshackled from the puritanical restrictions of the FCC. My initial take:
Twin Peaks: The Return is a gift to fans of Lynch’s entire body of work. As for those who loved Twin Peaks on ABC but found the rest of his work inaccessible, it’s a great big middle finger! It’s like, you can’t have the quirky nostalgia unless you can handle Lynch at his most challenging. I’ve seen allusions/elements of Lost Highway, Mulholland Drive, Inland Empire, and Eraserhead. Personally, I’m loving it!
With a cast list of over 217, the season’s many cameos have only just begun to emerge, but those with access to Showtime On Demand already have access to Episodes 3 & 4, set to air next Sunday at 9 PM. While I won’t give away any spoilers, I think horror fans will be stoked to know that a couple iconic scream queens have their moment in the very near future. Look for Meg Foster in Episode 3 and Naomi Watts in Episode 4.
Meg Foster has hugely adored by horror fans, having appeared in films like They Live, Leviathan, Stepfather II, Lords of Salem, and 31; she’ll also feature prominently in the upcoming Jeepers Creepers 3, targeting a Labor Day Weekend release.
Naomi Watts has appeared in genre films like The Ring and The Ring Two, Mullholland Drive, 2005’s King Kong, 2007’s Funny Games, and 2016’s Shut In.
Check out the trailer and synopsis for Twin Peaks: The Return below.
Official Synopsis: Directed entirely by David Lynch, the new SHOWTIME 18-part limited event 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.