In 2017, 26 years after it wrapped its two-season run and vaulted directly into the canon of Best TV Shows Ever, Twin Peaks will welcome us back. And after more than a year of showbiz trade stories about the limited series revival, it's finally starting to feel real, thanks to this production-centric, story-averse teaser.
"Location sometimes becomes a character. There's a lot of holy places up here, a lot of sacred places," narrates actor Michael Horse, the show's own Deputy Hawk, over some majestic forest/waterfall-porn. He goes on to muse about how the misty Washington filming location "touches something in the psyche—it's almost like being in a moving painting."
The punch at the end is threefold. First you get teleported to 1990 with Angelo Badalamenti's faint orchestral score and those haunted basement guitar plucks. Then they hit you with the welcome sign, its population number untouched despite the fact that this revival will take place in the present day. Last, you're reminded this series is classically David Lynchian, i.e. weird as hell, with a blink-and-miss-it cut to some jittery who-knows-what.
Oh, and that font. So make it fourfold.
Twin Peaks is coming to Showtime in 2017, with Lynch directing the whole thing and playing executive producer alongside his co-creator, Mark Frost. The two are writing it all together, and the network promises "long-awaited answers for the series’ passionate fan base."