Kyle MacLachlan is returning to Twin Peaks! MacLachlan’s much-loved character Special Agent Dale Cooper is officially lined up to return to the show when it makes its limited return to TV screens next year to celebrate the cult series’ 25th anniversary.
MacLachlan, who went on to have a starring role as Trey MacDougal in Sex and the City following his run on Twin Peaks, made the announcement during Showtime’s Television Critics Association presentation on Monday, Jan. 12, and one of the series’ creators quickly passed the news on to the fans.
“Welcome back to #TwinPeaks Special Agent Dale Cooper!” David Lynch announced via Twitter. “@Kyle_MacLachlan returns in ’16 on @SHO_Network #damfinecoffee,” he added, referencing the character’s love of the bean.
“I think you need a damn good cup of coffee,” MacLachlan said at the meeting in California. “I’m very excited to return to the strange and wonderful world of Twin Peaks. May the forest be with you.”
The third series (coming 25 years after the first two were aired in 1990 and 1991) will comprise of nine episodes and is expected to premiere on Showtime in 2016. The bizarre drama centered on the murder of the small town’s homecoming queen Laura Palmer. Agent Cooper gradually unearthed local residents’ secrets as he got closer to solving the murder.
No other cast returns (such as Lara Flynn Boyle or Sherilyn Fenn) have been confirmed yet.
Showtime president David Nevins said the decision to bring the show back was down to creator Lynch. “For David [Lynch] 25 years was the magic number. There’s a reference in original, ‘I’ll see you [again] in 25 years,'” he explained.
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