"Twin Peaks" is yet another show from the past being revived in the present. Showtime will be reviving the show, set to air May 21st. The classic show ran for two seasons before being canceled, but it remains a cult classic to this day. The new CW show "Riverdale" has received many comparisons to the bizarre show. The show also inspired the USA show "Psych," with a "Twin Peaks" themed episode. The focus of the show revolved around the eerie town of eccentric characters, and their connection to the murder of teenager laura palmer.

What you need to know

The story starts when teenager Laura Palmer (Sheryl Lee) is found wrapped in plastic on the shore, with another local girl, Ronette Pulaski (Phoebe Augustine) coming into town in a trance (and later coma). The main plot of the show follows the murder investigated by FBI agent Dale Cooper (Kyle MacLahlan), while subplots include rich man Ben Horne's (Richard Beymer) plot against the lumber mill so he can use the land for a real estate venture. There's also a secret society called the Bookhouse Boys that protects the town from evil entities, and includes the local sheriff as a member.

"Twin Peaks" ran from 1990 to 1991 on ABC, with a prequel film in 1992. The original show is available on Hulu, and Netflix.

Ahead of the revival, Showtime will air "Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me," a prequel to the show that centers on the last days of Laura Palmer's life. The film stars "Twin Peaks" Sheryl Lee as the famed murder victim. The film will begin streaming March 1st.

What's known about the revival

Not much has been revealed about the revival, but we know that it'll be set around the present day, with several original cast members, including Kyle MacLachlan, Sheryl Lee, and Sherilyn Fenn, and a long list of new cast members.

Among the new cast is Amanda Seyfried, Laura Dern, Jim Belushi, and Michael Cera.

The new season will be a limited run of 18 episodes, starting with a two hour premiere on May 21st. "Twin Peaks" creator David Lynch will direct every episode, marking his return to television. Its been nearly two decades since he directed episodic television.

The revival films in Washington, both the setting of the town and the original filming location of "Twin Peaks." Lynch describes the new version of the town as having changed like normal towns do over the years, but many things will have remain the same.

Are you ready for Showtime's "Twin Peaks" revival?