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What will happen to agent Cooper?

You have heard correctly – Twin Peaks is returning this year… and sooner than you may think.

The much anticipated revival of the cult classic series is due to premiere on the small screen on May 22.

But the show’s first episode will air at 2am in the UK (to coincide with the US air time), so you’ll either have to stay up late or wait until the repeat on Tuesday, May 23 at 9pm.

There will be 18 episodes in total, directed again by David Lynch, with the first episode a whole two hours long. But don’t expect a usual once-a-week slot.

“Everything about Twin Peaks is going to be unconventional — unconventional in the handling of it and how we put it out in the world and how we market,” Showtime CEO David Nevins told Deadline.

“I want to embrace the unusualness of it, and I think it is quite possible we’re not going to do a traditional release pattern. I don’t know exactly what that means yet.

“I’ve had a couple of conversations with [Lynch]. I can definitely see longer episodes or the question of how we release it linearly and for those who want to stream it.”

The new series brings back Kyle MacLachlan as Dale Cooper – the FBI agent who famously got possessed at the end of series two, before the show abruptly ending with no real explanation.

So you can imagine after 25 years, Peaks fans are keen for some clarity.

Nevins told Entertainment Weekly: “Twin Peaks is a cosmology. What I think is satisfying about the new version is that it’s a deeper exploration of that stuff. What is the Red Room? How does the Red Room work? Where is Agent Cooper? Can he make it back?”

MacLachlan certainly seems happy to be returning.

Speaking of the first time he read the 400-plus page script, he said: “I think it took me six hours and a few cups of coffee to read. But it was wonderful.”

Kyle MacLachlan
Kyle MacLachlan

Twin Peaks premieres on Sky Atlantic on May 22 at 2am and May 23 at 9pm.

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