Kyle MacLachlan has revealed that he will reprise his role as FBI agent Dale Cooper in cult TV series Twin Peaks. The actor is the first confirmed casting for the new series which will air in 2016, marking the 25th anniversary of the season finale.
Cable channel Showtime made the announcement with a surprise cameo from Kyle at a meeting of the US Television Critics Association. Showtime's president, David Nevins, was speaking to reporters at the event when the actor walked up to him with a cup of coffee.
"I think you need a damn good cup of coffee," said the actor, using his character's catchphrase from the show.
The 55-year-old told reporters that he was "very excited" to be returning to the show, which goes into production early in 2015.
"I'm very excited to return to the strange and wonderful world of Twin Peaks. May the forest be with you" he said.
Twin Peaks first aired in 1990 and followed the FBI agent Dale Cooper as he investigated the murder of high school student Laura Palmer in the fictional town of Twin Peaks.
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Kyle MacLachlan will reprise his role in Twin Peaks for the show's 25th anniversary
The show's creators David Lynch and Mark Frost confirmed last October that the show would return in 2016. The new nine-part series will be set in the present day, and will see David return to direct every episode.
The director welcomed back Kyle MachLachlan on Twitter on Monday using the hashtag #damnfinecoffee.
While Showtime have yet to confirm who else will appear in the show, it is believed that a lot of people from the original cast will return. The 1990 cast included Lara Flynn Boyle and Sheryl Lee as Laura Palmer.
Showtime president David Nevins told reporters that Twin Peaks fans are in for a treat as the show's reporters have "been very specific in promising closure".
"From what I've seen – I won't even say what I've seen – this is going to live up to expectations and then some" he added.