The resurrection of Twin Peaks is almost complete. David Lynch announced last fall that he was reviving the cult show for a nine-episode run for Showtime and now the director has announced that some of the cast is returning for the ride. Yes, Kyle MacLachlan will return as Agent Cooper.
Welcome back to #TwinPeaks Special Agent Dale Cooper! @Kyle_MacLachlan returns in ’16 on @SHO_Network #damnfinecoffee pic.twitter.com/vTphDLvR0y
— David Lynch (@DAVID_LYNCH) January 12, 2015
Showtime made the news official during the networks Television Critics Association presentation on Monday.
MacLachlan said: “I think you need a damn good cup of coffee. I’m very excited to return to the strange and wonderful world of ‘Twin Peaks.’ May the forest be with you.”
Showtime Networks president David Nevins said that Kyle MacLachlan was only one of many original cast members who will be returning for the new episodes of Twin Peaks.
Nevins also shared one last piece of good news for Twin Peaks. According to the president of Showtime, David Lynch will have complete creative control over the new Twin Peaks.
Nevins said: “(My job now is just) writing checks and leaving them alone. It’s David’s show, it’s Mark’s show, I will be the grateful recipient of it. I will say that they have been very specific in promising closure, and that’s exciting. … From what I’ve seen, this is going to live up to expectations and then some.”
That means we’ll probably get to see a few more bizarre scenes like this: