David Lynch, the mysterious creator behind cult TV show Twin Peaks, has provided the first clue about what the revival may have to offer.
Lynch was a surprise appearance at Showtime’s panel for the show during the Television Critics Association conference. When a reporter asked Lynch if Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me, the quasi-prequel to Twin Peaks, was going to be considered canon for the new series, Lynch gave a surprisingly revealing answer.
“I could say it’s the story of Laura Palmer’s last seven days,” Lynch said, as reported by Uproxx. “Very much important for this.”
The creator, naturally, didn’t offer any more information on what that could mean. All we know is that Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me follows the murder of Teresa Banks and examines Laura Palmer’s last seven days. It also clarifies Agent Cooper’s fate that was left ambiguous in the series finale. What that means for the revival is up in the air.
Not much is known about the new series, other than Lynch wrote it with co-creator Mark Frost and it would star 217 actors. Five of the actors who were at the panel, including Laura Dern and Kyle MacLachlan, said they were under strict orders from Lynch not to reveal anything.
Lynch added that neither he nor the network have any plans at this time to continue the series after the 18 episodes air. Lynch will direct all 18 episodes, and confirmed that the revival has eaten up all of his attention and time, so he doesn’t have any other films on the docket.
Showtime CEO David Nevins announced earlier today that Twin Peaks would return with a two-hour premiere on May 21 at 9 p.m. ET. The next two episodes would be available to stream through Showtime’s app directly after. The network has yet to release a full trailer.