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'Twin Peaks' Now Has An Official Premiere Date

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Great news to start the year, Diane: the new season of Twin Peaks finally has an official premiere date.

The details were unveiled today during the Television Critics Association press tour in Pasadena. According to BuzzFeed's Jarett Wieselman, the premiere on Showtime on May 21 will be two hours long, with the third and fourth episodes available online immediately after the two-episode premiere airs. In total, the whole season will be comprised of 18 one-hour episodes.

As expected, few details are out, but Showtime president David Nevins has had the privilege of seeing the whole series and said, according to Entertainment Weekly, "I think this is the pure heroin version of David Lynch and I’m excited to put it out."

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He also says that the series is designed to be a "one-time event," so don't hold out hope for a follow-up season.

What the rest of us do know is... very little. David Lynch is involved (after having a falling out), most of the original cast members are involved, and composer Angelo Badalamenti will be back as well. The most recent morsel of info we got before today's announcement?

David Lynch (as FBI Regional Bureau Chief Gordon Cole) eating a donut: