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Twin Peaks is set to return to the small screen in 2016

October 7, 2014
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Twin Peaks is returning to the small screen, no less than 25 years after the final episode aired. Creators of the acclaimed American drama David Lynch and Mark Frost got fans speculating last week when they simultaneously sent cryptic messages into the Twittersphere. As excitement reached its peak on Monday, co-writer and director David confirmed the news by sharing a YouTube teaser video for the new series, which is set to broadcast on Showtime in 2016.

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Twin Peaks season three is in the works - and Kyle MacLachlan is said to be reprising the role of Agent Dale Cooper

"Dear Twitter Friends… it is happening again. #damngoodcoffee," he wrote. The duo then announced in a statement: "The mysterious and special world of Twin Peaks is pulling us back. We're very excited. May the forest be with you.""What more can I say—Twin Peaks with David Lynch and Mark Frost on Showtime in 2016!" Showtime's David Nevins said in a statement. "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.'"

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The cult series centred around the goings on in a small town in the wake of the murder of homecoming queen Laura Palmer, played by Sheryl Lee

Though no offical announcement has been made concerning casting, it is understood that many of the original actors and actresses will be involved, with Kyle MacLachlan reprising his lead role as Special Agent Dale Cooper. The American actor, best known for his roles in cult films, as well as his appearance as Trey MacDougal in Sex and the City and Orson Hodge in Desperate Housewives, took to Twitter just hours after the revival was announced.

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David Lynch and Mark Frost will write and produce nine new episodes, which will be a continuation rather than a reboot

"Better fire up that percolator and find my black suit :-) #Twinpeaks," he tweeted. Twin Peaks was set in a strange town in which high school homecoming queen Laura Palmer – played by Sheryl Lee – had been murdered.In the original finale, the ghost of Laura Palmer famously said: "I will see you again in 25 years". In 2016, when the new series will be broadcast, it will be 25 years since the second season ended.

Twin Peaks | Coming to Showtime

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