It’s official! Our favorite Special Agent Dale Cooper’s coming back to Twin Peaks to continue the story of what’s happened 25 years after we left him stuck in the Black Lodge.
It was pretty much expected that he would return, but it’s still exciting to see Kyle MacLachlan walk onto the stage at the Television Critics Association press tour and announce it himself. He handed Showtime’s President David Nevins a cup of coffee as he said:
I think you need a damn good cup of coffee…and hot! I’m very excited to return to the strange and wonderful world of Twin Peaks. I look forward to seeing all of you there. May the forest be with you.
Along with this great news, it was also announced that the series creators David Lynch and Mark Frost will produce and write the 9 episodes premiering in 2016 with Lynch directing them.
— David Lynch (@DAVID_LYNCH) January 12, 2015
— Mark Frost (@mfrost11) January 12, 2015
They’re still very secretive about what’s to come in the new season, but Nevins did mention that they are unsure of whether there will be more seasons after this one. Nevins hinted:
I will say they have been very specific in promising closure and I think that’s exciting. From what I’ve seen – I can’t say what I’ve seen – but from what I’ve seen, I think this is going to live up to expectations and then some.
It’s also still a mystery as to when and if we will hear more casting announcements in the following months prior to shooting, but if MacLachlan’s return is any inclination as to who will be in the rest of the cast, then it’s expected our favorite and original members of the town of Twin Peaks will be back for some more coffee and cherry pie.