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'Twin Peaks' revival gets premiere date

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Sheri Elfman
Kyle Mclachlan holds the award for Best Comedy TV Series for Desperate Parents after the closing ceremony of the 49th Monte Carlo Television Festival on June 11, 2009. The actor returns as Agent Cooper in the revival of Twin Peaks. File Photo Pool Image/UPI
Kyle Mclachlan holds the award for Best Comedy TV Series for "Desperate Parents" after the closing ceremony of the 49th Monte Carlo Television Festival on June 11, 2009. The actor returns as Agent Cooper in the revival of "Twin Peaks." File Photo Pool Image/UPI | License Photo

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- The revival of Twin Peaks will premiere on Showtime with a two-hour episode on Sunday, May 21. Showtime president and CEO David Nevins made the announcement Monday at the 2017 Television Critics Association winter press tour.

The show, which originally aired on ABC for two seasons in 1990 and 1991, was about the murder of homecoming queen Laura Palmer. The revival will pick up 25 years later and was written and produced by original creators David Lynch and Mark Frost.

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The season will air for 18 hours and Showtime subscribers will be able to watch the third and fourth episodes right after the first two.

"The Twin Peaks you're going to see is the pure heroin version of David Lynch," said Showtime executive Gary Levine.

Kyle McClachlan will be returning as main character Agent Cooper, along with other original cast members Sherilyn Fenn, Peggy Lipton, Sheryl Lee and Russ Tamblyn.

Several new stars will be joining the series including David Duchovny, Ashley Judd, Tim Roth, Eddie Vedder, Trent Reznor, Tom Sizemore, Harry Dean Stanton and Naomi Watts.

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