The faces are familiar, but they’ve certainly seen some years in a new promo for the revival of Twins Peaks. Despite its popularity, Twin Peaks seemed destined to remain a cult hit until very recently. Though it had a follow-up film, titled Fire Walk with Me, the series only lasted two seasons and never really connected with a wide audience. Luckily, the years since have seen it reach new fans thanks to streaming services like Netflix, and talk of a revival slowly started growing from there.
For quite awhile, that talk didn’t seem to amount to much, but plans finally locked into place last year for the new limited season to hit Showtime later this month. Since that time, the cast has begun talking up the project and we’ve even seen Twin Peaks revival photos featuring many of the returning stars. So far, however, we’ve yet to see a proper trailer for the new season. Instead, a number of mysterious Twin Peaks teasers have been released. Last week brought us our latest Twin Peaks preview, showing off footage of the titular town. Now, we’ve got another brief glimpse of the new series and the show’s familiar faces.
Showtime have released a short promo titled “Some Familiar Face 25 Years Later” that offers quick shots of a number of the returning actors and characters from the series. In order, we see 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 finally, FBI Special Agent Dale Cooper (Kyle MacLachlan). Like the previous promos, it’s tantalizing, but gets us no closer to understanding what the revival will be all about.
It won’t just be returning characters, either, as the show has assembled a massive cast featuring plenty of newer and up-and-coming performers. The show seems keen on holding off the reveal of most of the new characters, however, so we’ll likely have to wait for a proper trailer to know who they are and what role they’ll play.
In the meantime, for those who haven’t seen the first two seasons of Twin Peaks and/or the film – whether in awhile or at all – Showtime has released a video recapping everything that’s happened in the Twin Peaks franchise so far. And if that weren’t enough Twin Peaks content to hold you over, a new book will detail more information about Laura Palmer, complete with audiobook narration from the original actor who played the murder victim.
For fans of the show, the new 18-episode miniseries may offer a fitting follow-up to the previous seasons of Twin Peaks. Not to mention, the return of so much of the original cast and creator David Lynch will go along way towards making the revival feel like an essential part of the larger franchise.
Twin Peaks premieres May 21 at 9 pm on Showtime.