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The more things change, the more they stay the same.
Such is the case with Twin Peaks, the David Lynch cult classic series set for a comeback on Showtime. The 18-part revival series, bowing with a two-hour premiere on May 21, comes shrouded in the same level of secrecy that cloaked the initial run. While many of the actors from the first two seasons are set to return for the event series, very few details about the plot are known — a status quo that remains intact following the release of a new minute-long trailer.
As with previous previews, the latest look at Twin Peaks offers little in the way of clarity, and much in the way of questions. But at least a few familiar faces are rearing their heads yet again: Deputy Andy Brennan (Harry Goaz) and receptionist Lucy Moran (Kimmy Robertson) are still hard at work at the Twin Peaks Sheriff’s Department, for example, with Andy seen carting a picnic basket and Lucy still behind the desk as remembered. Two other authority figures remain in the mix as well: Agent Albert Rosenfield, played by the late Miguel Ferrer, and Agent Gordon Cole, played by Lynch himself.
“Albert!” the hard-of-hearing Cole exclaims, as he taps Rosenfield on the shoulder, the two standing up to take on … well, who knows what. Such is the state of things with Twin Peaks, where all that can be said for sure is that the same strange and sinister vibe that fueled the series before will fuel it again. Or to put it in terms that the show itself is familiar with: “It is happening again.”
Watch the trailer below.
The new season of Twin Peaks, directed in its entirety by Lynch and starring Kyle MacLachlan as Agent Cooper and Sheryl Lee as Laura Palmer in addition to literally hundreds of other actors, premieres May 21 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Showtime. Sound off with your take on the new trailer in the comments below.
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