Nearly three decades after David Lynch's groundbreaking series Twin Peaks first aired, Showtime presents a new Limited Event Series. On May 21 at 9/8c, head back to the peculiar small town in the woods to unravel the secrets of its enigmatic townsfolk. We have no idea where this will lead us, but we have a feeling it will be an experience both wonderful and strange.
Twin Peaks was the TV event of its time even before it aired, thanks to co-creator David Lynch. In an era when movie directors rarely did television, the guy behind boundary-pushing movies like Blue Velvet and Eraserhead was an unlikely TV creator. Then Twin Peaks delivered in a big way, opening a gateway to a surprising and terrifying world where dreams offer clues to murders, spirits live in wood, and strong black coffee is a universal currency.
TV veteran Mark Frost helped shape Lynch’s ideas into a show that had everyone hooked from day one. We had to know what happened to murdered homecoming queen Laura Palmer. After just a few episodes we wanted to know all about every other resident of the wooded town of Twin Peaks, too.
In the end, Lynch and Frost only got 30 episodes and one prequel film to tell their story, but that was enough to build a legacy that has influenced everything from TV shows to movies and music. There was one big downside, however: the story never reached a proper conclusion. Twin Peaks went off the air with dozens of questions unanswered.
Now, as Showtime, David Lynch and Mark Frost are about to journey back to the small Northwest town, join us as we celebrate the fascinating characters and unpredictable stories that still have fans hooked.