Showtime has announced a May 21st premiere date for the return of “Twin Peaks,” kicking off with a two-hour season premiere.
The new season will run for eighteen episodes, with one new episode per week, and reportedly that will be all – the network making clear at the TCA Winter Tour today that this limited event series is it with no other seasons planned. Showtime chief David Nevins describes it: “I think the version you’re going to see is pure heroin David Lynch, and I’m very excited to be the one putting it out.”
Showtime has also renewed its emotional drama “The Affair” for a fourth season just a few weeks before the third season finale goes to air on January 29th. They’ve also set John Ridley’s limited event series “Guerrilla” starring Idris Elba for April 16th and the period comedian stand-up scene series “I’m Dying Up Here” with Melissa Leo for June 4th.
Finally they’ve ordered Lena Waithe’s “The Chi” to series with Jason Mitchell (“Straight Outta Compton”) joining the cast of the latter. That coming of age series follows half a dozen characters navigating the South Side of Chicago.