"Twin Peaks" is back! After rumors and teasing, Showtime announced that the cult classic will return in 2016 for nine new episodes. The network released a cryptic "special 'TWIN PEAKS' announcement" on YouTube to confirm the news. The airing of new "Twin Peaks" episodes will coincide with the 25th anniversary of the show's two-year run on ABC.
Showtime said in a statement that co-creators David Lynch and Mark Frost will write all of the episodes and Lynch will direct every episode. Per Showtime, "'Twin Peaks' will continue the lore of the original series, providing long-awaited answers for the series' passionate fan base." Rumors also claim that Kyle MacLachlan will be back to reprise his role as FBI Agent Dale Cooper, but Showtime told HuffPost Entertainment that no casting has been confirmed at this time.
“The mysterious and special world of 'Twin Peaks' is pulling us back. We’re very excited. May the forest be with you," Lynch and Frost said in a joint statement. "It is not a remake," Frost told TVLine after the news had been announced. "The story continues. The seeds of where we go were planted where we've been." Showtime will also re-air the first two seasons of the show in advance of new episodes.
Last week, Lynch and Frost teased the comeback on Twitter, posting memorable quotes from "Twin Peaks."
Dear Twitter Friends: That gum you like is going to come back in style! #damngoodcoffee
— David Lynch (@DAVID_LYNCH) October 3, 2014
Dear Twitter Friends: That gum you like is going to come back in style.
— Mark Frost (@mfrost11) October 3, 2014
MacLachlan also tweeted a teasy note, further fueling rumors that he could appear in the episodes.
Better fire up that percolator and find my black suit :-) #Twinpeaks
— Kyle MacLachlan (@Kyle_MacLachlan) October 6, 2014