David Lynch isn’t giving anything away when it comes to the upcoming revival of Twin Peaks. We know the show will have a huge cast, with lots of returning characters and loads of new ones as well. We also know the events of the feature film Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me will be addressed. What will happen in the story? Nobody has a clue, and that’s how David Lynch wants it.
Selling a show when you’re trying as hard as you can to keep story details under wraps can be a difficult challenge, but Showtime has an ace-in-the-hole with Twin Peaks: nostalgia. They may not be able to show any of Lynch’s new footage, but they can certainly dive back into the archives and dig up some great Twin Peaks moments from the past. That’s exactly what they’ve done with the new teaser for the Twin Peaks revival, and it’s damn effective.
The new teaser is clever and simple: it’s basically a supercut of Twin Peaks characters talking about coffee. If you ever watched the show, you know that coffee comes up a lot. It’s a Pacific Northwest thing. Considering all the coffee that was consumed in Twin Peaks, it’s probably not a surprise that things kept getting so weird. Strange things happen when people become sleep deprived.
Unlike the first teaser, which was pretty much just some random spooky Lynchian images with Twin Peaks music playing and one shot of Kyle MacLachlan looking mysterious, this one actually features a bunch of returning characters if not actual new footage of those characters. The teaser goes straight for the nostalgia jugular, and that’s fine. Seeing Agent Cooper, Audrey, Andy, Sheriff Truman and the gang again is always welcome.
The teaser also features some characters we know won’t be back for the revival. Lara Flynn Boyle was left off the show’s (very long) cast list, so we know Donna Hayward won’t be showing up. Sadly, Pete Martell won’t be back either as the actor who played him, Jack Nance, died several years back. Pete Martell’s “There was a fish in the percolator” line is probably the highlight of the teaser. The Log Lady shows up in the teaser but no one knows if she’ll be on the show as actress Catherine Coulson died in 2015 and David Lynch won’t reveal if she shot any scenes before passing.
Twin Peaks premieres Sunday, May 21 @9pm on Showtime.