A short and sweet teaser from Showtime for its upcoming continuation of the cult 1990-91 television series Twin Peaks hits on the idea of location as character. In some ways, the locales in fiction can be as much a participant in what’s going on as anything or anyone else. Such is the case with Twin Peaks, and it seems like that tradition will be carrying on.
Though the teaser only clocks in at 50 seconds, including the necessary network plugs, it’s enough time for the short narration, a nice look at the falls, the peaks themselves, and, best of all, the Twin Peaks sign with population and everything. Not too terribly much is known about the show beyond the fact that Kyle MacLachlan is definitely back as FBI Agent Dale Cooper.
The Showtime production is also known for the turbulent production dispute with David Lynch earlier this year over money. At the time, Lynch tweeted that he “left because not enough money was offered to do the script the way I felt it needed to be done.” The network eventually patched things up with Lynch, bringing the team back together to continue working on the series, and he even appears to cameo briefly in the teaser.
Here’s how Showtime describes its continuation of the series:
Widely considered one of the most groundbreaking and influential broadcast series of all time, TWIN PEAKS followed the inhabitants of a quaint Northwestern town who were stunned after their homecoming queen Laura Palmer was shockingly murdered. The town's sheriff welcomed the help of FBI agent Dale Cooper, who came to town to investigate the case. As Cooper conducted his search for Laura's killer, the town's secrets were gradually exposed. The mystery that ensued set off an eerie chain of events that plunged the inhabitants of Twin Peaks into a darker examination of their very existence. Twenty-five years later, the story continues…
Twin Peaks is scheduled to return as a limited series at some point in 2017. If you’ve not caught up quite yet, now’s the time.