Cult Series ‘Twin Peaks,’ ‘Star Trek’ Making Comebacks on TV in 2017
After The X-Files, Full House, MacGyver, and Gilmore Girls, the wave of nostalgia currently washing over the television landscape is set to continue in 2017, as more cult shows return to the small screen. Here is a look at what’s coming in the new year.
After 25 years off the air, the small (fictional) town of Twin Peaks, Washington, is returning to the small screen. Twin Peaks, created by filmmaker David Lynch, will still have plenty of mysteries in store for viewers when it returns for a third season on Showtime (the premiere date has yet to be set). Kyle MacLachlan, who played FBI agent Dale Cooper in the original two seasons, will be back for the new episodes; along with newcomers Monica Bellucci, Naomi Watts, Tim Roth, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Laura Dern, and Amanda Seyfried.
Spoiler Alert: In 2009, fans of the Fox prison drama saw Michael Scofield, the hero played by Wentworth Miller since 2005, meet his end. But thanks to the magic of television, the famous tattoo-clad prisoner will be returning to Fox this spring for a 10-episode fifth season miniseries. His brother, Lincoln Burrows (Dominic Purcell), Sara Tancredi (Sarah Wayne Callies), and T-Bag (Robert Knepper), will also return for the series comeback.
There’ll be no room for nostalgia in this 24 reboot. Three years after Jack Bauer’s last outing, the show is set to introduce a new hero, Eric Carter, played by Corey Hawkins, the young star of the biopic NWA: Straight Outta Compton. Fearing retaliation after a tricky mission in Yemen, Carter calls on the Washington, D.C., antiterrorist cell and its former director, who happens to be married to a senator in the midst of a presidential campaign. The series is set to launch Feb. 5, airing immediately following the Super Bowl.
‘Star Trek: Discovery’
It has been more than 10 years since a new Star Trek series has aired on TV. The saga is due to return in May with a new team headed by Malaysian actress Michelle Yeoh (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon; Tomorrow Never Dies), Anthony Rapp (The Knight) and Doug Jones (The Strain). In the U.S., the show will air on CBS All Access, the broadcast network’s VOD platform. It’ll be available to stream on Netflix in the rest of the world.
‘Tales from the Crypt’
Twenty years after ending on HBO, the fantasy horror anthology is being revived on cable channel TNT with the help of M. Night Shyamalan, a director who’s a master of suspense and the horror genre. A new crypt-keeper will be introducing the 10 new episodes, following in the footsteps of the spooky skeleton famed for his dark humor.
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