It is happening again.
We’re just over two months away from Showtime’s revival of “Twin Peaks,” which means that promotion is starting to ramp up. Here in the States, the new episodes were recently teased with a pair of posters, but the marketing in Australia is way cooler. Familiar-looking missing posters have been popping up on the streets, and there’s a phone number attached to them.
What happens when you call the number? A short, pre-recorded message begins with the iconic “Twin Peaks” theme, and it’s followed by a backwards reading of the line that has become the new revival’s tagline: “It is happening again,” says the character known as The Giant (who will appear in the revival). You can listen to the full message below, backwards and forwards.
“Twin Peaks” will return on Sunday, May 21, at 9/8c, with a two-hour premiere. The new David Lynch-directed episodes are set 25 years after the events of the original series.
All told, the revival will consist of 18 hours. Immediately following the two-hour opener, Episodes 3 and 4 will be available On Demand and via Showtime’s streaming platform.
The surreal drama, which aired on ABC from 1990 to 1991, followed FBI Special Agent Dale Cooper (to again be played by Kyle MacLachlan) as he investigated the curious murder of a homecoming queen in the sleepy town of Twin Peaks, Wash.
The revival’s cast list features the return of several actors from the original series (including Sherilyn Fenn, Madchen Amick, Sheryl Lee and David Duchovny) plus a bunch of new faces (including Enlightened‘s Laura Dern, Arrested Development‘s Michael Cera, The Thorn Birds‘ Richard Chamberlain, Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor and Gossip Girl‘s Jessica Szohr).