Showtime president and CEO David Nevins provided a status update on the new Twin Peaks installment during Tuesday’s TCA presentation.

“I’m excited to tell you that David Lynch is now more than halfway through his shooting schedule, and the limited series will premiere in the first half of 2017”, Nevins said. The new season originally had eyed for 2017. Nevins in the summer expressed hope that the show may be ready for a 2016 premiere but that was considered a long shot. The followup series is now locked in for early 2017.

Lynch is directing all episodes from one long script he wrote with fellow Twin Peaks co-creator Frost. Lynch is shooting the series continuously as a movie, and will later cut it into episodes. Originally envisioned as being 9 episodes, the series was expected to run longer.

Nevins said that he went to the editing room and watched 24 minutes, calling the material “stupendous.”

Star Kyle MacLachlan is the only cast member confirmed for the new Twin Peaks season. I’d heard other original cast members making a return include Sherilyn Fenn Fenn, Miguel Ferrer, Sheryl Lee, David Patrick Kelly and possibly Richard Beymer. New additions are believed to include Jennifer Jason Leigh, Laura Dern, Robert Knepper, Balthazar Getty, and Amanda Seyfried.