It looks like Laura Palmer will make good on that 1991 promise she made to Dale Cooper to see him again in 25 years.
Twin Peaks co-creator David Lynch confirmed this week that the bizarre, fan-favorite series that ran for two seasons in the early ’90s will return in 2016 for another nine-episode season featuring the return of Kyle MacLachlan as the coffee-loving FBI agent Dale Cooper. The series’ return was long rumored ahead of the official announcement that came in October 2014 of a new, limited series set to air on Showtime, but MacLachlan’s involvement was finally confirmed January 12 in a photo posted to Twitter by Lynch.
“Welcome back to #TwinPeaks Special Agent Dale Cooper!” wrote Lynch in the caption for the photo, which features a smiling, suited MacLachlan enjoying what can only be assumed to be a “damn fine” cup of coffee.
— David Lynch (@DAVID_LYNCH) January 12, 2015
The new season of Twin Peaks will be written by Lynch and series co-creator Mark Frost, with Lynch directing all nine episodes.
The original series followed Special Agent Dale Cooper (MacLachlan) as he investigates the murder of homecoming queen Laura Palmer (Sheryl Lee) in the northwestern town of Twin Peaks, and in the process of doing so, unearths the dark — and frequently very weird — secrets of the town’s eccentric residents. During the final episode of the series, Palmer (whose fate is too convoluted to even attempt to spoil here) tells Cooper that she’ll see him again in 25 years.
There’s no premiere date set for the series yet.