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What We Know From The 'Twin Peaks' Teasers So Far

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Twin Peaks will be making its return to the small screen in 2017, and though no release date has been announced yet, it's promised to be back in the first half of the year. With that in mind, expect to see David Lynch & Co. releasing teasers at a more rapid pace—starting with a new one today. So far, there are only five total on Showtime's Twin Peaks YouTube page (with one just being an extended cut of another), and while they don't offer major details (as it should be), they do each tell us a little something.

The first teaser was released almost exactly one year ago, and below you'll find that, and the ones that followed.

1. Location, location, location

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In the first teaser, released in December 2015, we heard from actor Michael Horse, who played Deputy Hawk in the original series. "Location sometimes become a character," he says as the screen shows the Snoqualmie Falls. "A lot of holy places up here, a lot of sacred places. Can't put my finger on how I would describe it... it just touches something in the psyche, it's almost like being in a moving painting."

The original series was filmed in Snoqualmie, North Bend (where the real "Double R Diner" is) and Fall City in Washington, with "many exterior scenes filmed in wooded areas of Malibu." Their filming locations for the return included Seattle, Snoqualmie, the Mojave Desert, Paris, and Palm Springs, as well as various locations around L.A.

2. The music man

Composer Angelo Badalamenti has been working with Lynch since Blue Velvet, and created the haunting music that became the Twin Peaks theme (if you've never watched this video, we'd recommend it). The above video was used to announce that Badalamenti would be back to score the new production.

3. The cast

This one came out in October, and features Kyle MacLachlan, Jim Belushi, Miguel Ferrer, Kimmy Robertson, Dana Ashbrook, Amy Shiels, James Marshall, Robert Knepper, Chrysta Bell, and Harry Goaz. They reveal little outside of their excitement for the return of the show, though also note: "It's a big cast, a big story, big things happen," and "Prepare to be out of your comfort zone in the best possible way."

4. David Lynch himself

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The latest teaser features Lynch eating a doughnut, and he appears to be on board to reprise his role as FBI chief Gordon Cole. According to the fan site Welcome To Twin Peaks, "The teaser announcing Gordon Cole’s return was published at 9 p.m. on Sunday night, possibly a hint of the day and time the new series will air on Showtime in 2017."

The series will return on a "limited" basis, and will take us to 25 years after Dale Cooper's investigation of the murder of Laura Palmer, when "the FBI gets hold of a box it won't divulge the provenance of. In the box, a huge dossier." Before its return, you can watch seasons one and two on Showtime (as of December 26), on Hulu, and on Netflix.

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