New Twin Peaks Series to Premiere in Czech Republic on May 22
Twin Peaks fans in the Czech Republic won’t have to wait long to get their fix of the new series from creator David Lynch, one of the most hotly anticipated of 2017.
The series will premiere in the Czech Republic and Slovakia on HBO and HBO GO on May 22, just a day after it bows in the US, the company announced via Facebook.
Twenty-Five years after Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me was released in 1992, 18 episodes will hit the US cable channel Showtime later this spring. Because Showtime doesn’t broadcast outside of the US, parent company CBS has reached a deal with HBO to broadcast in many European territories.
The first season of Twin Peaks premiered on ABC way back in 1990 to rave reviews and solid ratings. But co-creators David Lynch and Mark Frost made the unusual decision to solve the show’s central mystery halfway through the second season, leading to a ratings dip and the series’ untimely cancellation.
Since then, however, Twin Peaks has developed an enthusiastic cult following, and remains one of the most-loved TV series ever to air (it’s currently #46 on IMDb’s top series of all time).
Season three, 25 years in the making, will finally bow next month after some initial balking by Lynch, who eventually went on to direct all 18 episodes in the season. He’s allegedly shot a single 18-hour movie that has been broken up into individual episodes through the editing process.
Incredibly, after a quarter-century the creators have got nearly the entire cast to return to the series. The 36 returning stars include Kyle MacLachlan as FBI Agent Dale Cooper, Sheryl Lee as Laura Palmer, Mädchen Amick, Sherilyn Fenn, Everett McGill, Ray Wise, and Russ Tamblyn.
On key missing cast member is Michael Ontkean, who portrayed Sheriff Harry S. Truman in the original series. He has been reportedly replaced by Robert Forster, who was originally cast in the role back in 1989.
New additions to the cast include Monica Bellucci, Michael Cera, Laura Dern, Ernie Hudson, Ashley Judd, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Tim Roth, Amanda Seyfried, and Naomi Watts, among many more.
According to Variety, the Russian premiere of the new Twin Peaks season on May 22 will be in its original language, with a dubbed version to follow days later. No word on the plans for the Czech version yet from HBO Europe.
Many Central and European countries will also be getting Twin Peaks on the 22, though viewers in the UK, Germany, and Austria can catch it in the wee hours of the morning as it airs simultaneously with its US premiere.