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We now have less than three weeks until Twin Peaks finally returns, but the revival series remains steeped in mystery. And let’s be honest: would co-creator and director David Lynch have it any other way?

However, a new teaser trailer does at least reveal what Lynch’s small town looks like in 2017. Familiar haunts from the cult classic TV series appear in the 30-second clip, including the Sheriff’s department, Laura Palmer‘s house, and the Double R Diner. And all of them look spookily unchanged. Check it out below, and have a think about what Lynch is trying to tell us here…

The revival series actually begins Sunday, May 21, and here’s what we do know: it has an absolutely massive 217-strong cast featuring an intriguing blend of old favorites and new recruits. Naturally, Kyle MacLachlan will be reprising his iconic role as FBI Agent Dale Cooper, and no doubt ordering the odd “damn fine cup of coffee” from the Double R Diner. He’ll be joined by fellow original cast members including Mädchen Amick, Sheryl Lee, David Duchovny, Harry Dean Stanton, and Peggy Lipton.

Joining them will be frequent Lynch collaborator Laura Dern, indie singers Sky Ferreira and Sharon Van Etten, plus some big-hitters from the world of film and TV: Amanda Seyfried, Naomi Watts, Michael Cera, Tim Roth, and Ashley Judd.

Though we’re bound to see a little more of Twin Peaks 2017 before it returns, Showtime’s head honcho Mark Nevins said in January that the network may ever not release a “traditional trailer” for the revival series.” And they definitely won’t be trailers that give away plot points,” he added. When the season premiere airs later this month, it’s going to benefit fully from the element of surprise.

Twin Peaks originally ran for 30 episodes through 1990 and 1991, and a prequel movie called Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me followed in 1992. So if you really wanted to re-watch the whole thing between now and May 21, there’s definitely still time.

What do you think of the first look? 

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Filed Under: David Lynch, Twin Peaks
By Nick Levine