Great news has come in for fans of “Twin Peaks.” According to Deadline (and confirmed by David Lynch via Twitter), Agent Dale Cooper himself, Kyle MacLachlan, has closed a deal to topline the new limited series for Showtime from original creators Lynch and Mark Frost.
“I’m very excited to return to the strange and wonderful world of ‘Twin Peaks,’” MacLachlan said. “May the forest be with you.”
— David Lynch (@DAVID_LYNCH) January 12, 2015
The nine-episode series will go into production in 2015 for a premiere in 2016 to mark the 25th anniversary of when the series finished its run on ABC. Lynch and Frost are writing and produce all nine episodes with Lynch directing every episode.
The new “Twin Peaks” is set in the present day, more than two decades after the events in the first two seasons. It will continue the lore and story of the original series with Lynch and Frost committed to providing long-awaited answers and, hopefully, a satisfying conclusion to the series.