Twin Peaks, the first great cult television show of the '90s, is coming back.
Deadline Hollywood has confirmed that a nine-episode limited series will go into production next year for a 2016 release, marking the 25th anniversary of the show. The show's original creator, David Lynch, will direct all the episodes (as Cary Fukunaga did with HBO's True Detective, a series that owed a spiritual debt to Peaks).
It's still unknown if any of the original cast will return to the sleepy, supernatural town in rural Washington state, but many doubt that Lynch would embark on such a project without his favorite leading man, Kyle MacLachlan, who portrayed FBI Special Agent Dale Cooper in the original series. It was a seminal role that directly influenced every spooky investigator since, from David Duchovny's Fox Mulder to Matthew McConaughey's Rust Cohle.
“To quote Agent Cooper, ‘I have no idea where this will lead us, but I have a definite feeling it will be a place both wonderful and strange.’” said Showtime Networks president David Nevins.
For their part, co-creators David Lynch and Mark Frost both made cryptic tweets on Friday that led to speculation over the weekend that the show would be returning in some form. Thankfully, we didn't have to wait long for the official announcement. A teaser appeared on Showtime's official YouTube page this morning that gave fans goosebumps.
Fingers crossed that this new (final?) season will bring a satisfying ending to the series, which delivered a disappointing run of episodes before its cancellation in 1991. Check out the creepy teaser below. (Deadline)