The owls are not what they seem for Showtime as their attempt to tease the upcoming Twin Peaks revival at the Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour today led to a number of indefinite definites.
For one, the series will debut in mid-2017. According to TVGuide, it will be "on the early side" of mid-year. It is also still unclear how many episodes the limited series will end up comprising. Initially reported as nine episodes over a year ago, the count has swelled to as much as eighteen according to some reports.
But it is difficult to give specifics as even Showtime president David Nevins has seen little more than dailies from the production. He added that he would be seeing cut footage soon. Even from the footage they have seen, programing president Gary Levine called the show "singular," adding, according to Variety, "We can't wait to show the world."
All we know for certain is that creators David Lynch and Mark Frost are busy turning their footage into broadcast form and the cast list includes at least 217 people, both returning castmembers and newcomers like Balthazar Getty and Amanda Seyfried. There was also some scuttle that Jennifer Jason Leigh would be playing the mysterious Judy, but we don't talk about that. In fact, we're going to leave her out of this.
Twin Peaks comes to Showtime next year.