Here is the latest info in Spring TV teasers, trailers and general juicy buzz
The Television Critics Association (TCA) press tour is in full swing, and we’re getting a good look at some upcoming hot Spring TV properties. Showtime released the most earth-shattering news today. The cable programmer’s upcoming Twin Peaks revival will drop with a 2-hour premiere on Sunday, May 21, at 9pm ET. Immediately following, episodes three and four will debut online for subscribers. The entire season will consist of 18 hours. Directed by David Lynch and co-written by Lynch and Mark Frost, the series will continue 25 years after the end of the original second season run. Kyle MacLachlan returns as Agent Dale Cooper in a massive 217 actor-led cast.
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HBO dropped the first full-length trailer for the sixth and final season of Girls. The final season begins Sunday, February 12, at 10pm ET.
A&E also dropped a trailer for the final season of its critically acclaimed drama Bates Motel, and it’s a doozy – probably my most anticipated returning Spring TV show. It opens with a tracking shot through the infamous Bates home with flies buzzing around a decaying birthday cake for two. Della Reese sings “Come On-a My House” while we track down into the basement where Norman Bates (Freddie Highmore) puts the finishing touches on a pair of stuffed birds. What comes next is incredibly disturbing and fantastically, ghoulishly wonderful. See for yourself. Bates Motel returns February 20 at 10pm on A&E.
The Handmaid’s Tale
Hulu enters the 2017 Emmy race in a major way with The Handmaid’s Tale, one of the most anticipated shows of Spring TV. Based on the dystopian novel by Margaret Atwood, the 10-episode series stars Elisabeth Moss. The action takes place in Gilead, a world where women’s reproductive rights are controlled by the government. The production team calls this a very timely and urgent story to tell. Decide for yourself when The Handmaid’s Tale debuts on April 26 on Hulu.