Agent Dale Cooper is back! Kyle MacLachlan has closed a deal to topline the new Twin Peaks limited series for Showtime, from original creators, David Lynch and Mark Frost. 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.
MacLachlan helped make the announcement at TCA, coming out on stage unannounced to the Twin Peaks theme, offering Showtime topper David Nevins coffee with one of Agent Cooper’s most famous catch phrases, “Damn good coffee.” (
#damngoodcoffee also was the hashtag Lynch used to tease Twin Peaks‘ return before the Showtime news broke.)
“I’m very excited to return to the strange and wonderful world of Twin Peaks,” MacLachlan said. “May the forest be with you.”
MacLachlan, who won a Golden Globe for his role on the original series, already was expected to come back for the followup and hinted at his return on the day of the project’s official announcement, tweeting: “Better fire up that percolator and find my black suit :-)#Twinpeaks.“
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.
MacLachlan is repped by Gersh.