On Friday, Twin Peaks creators David Lynch and Mark Frost sent out identical tweets that teased the iconic series may be coming back, in some form. Today, it was confirmed that the show is coming back to Showtime for a limited series in 2016, with a brief trailer that you can check out below, along with the official press release from Showtime.
Dig into some cherry pie and rejoice! Today, Showtime announced that the critically-acclaimed Golden Globe and Peabody Award-winning series Twin Peaks will return as a new limited series. Series creators and executive producers David Lynch and Mark Frost are on board to write and produce all nine episodes of the limited series. Four-time Oscar nominee David Lynch will direct every episode. Twin Peaks will go into production in 2015 to air on the network in 2016, marking the 25th anniversary of when the program last aired. Set in the present day, Twin Peaks will continue the lore of the original series, providing long-awaited answers for the series' passionate fan base. The announcement was made today by David Nevins, President, Showtime Networks Inc, who had this to say in his statement.
"What more can I say - Twin Peaks with David Lynch and Mark Frost on Showtime in 2016! 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.'"
"The mysterious and special world of Twin Peaks is pulling us back. We're very excited. May the forest be with you."
For viewers hoping to reminisce or for those discovering the series for the first time, Showtime will re-air the first two seasons of Twin Peaks, in advance of the new episodes going on air in 2016. Widely considered one of the most groundbreaking and influential broadcast series of all time, Twin Peaks followed the inhabitants of a quaint northwestern town who were stunned after their homecoming queen Laura Palmer is shockingly murdered. The town's sheriff welcomed the help of FBI agent Dale Cooper, who came to town to investigate the case. As Cooper conducted his search for Laura's killer, the town's secrets were gradually exposed. The mystery that ensued set off an eerie chain of events that plunged the inhabitants of Twin Peaks into a darker examination of their very existence. Twenty-five years later, the story continues...
Both sets of tweets from David Lynch and Mark Frost were sent exactly at 8:30 AM PST/11:30 AM EST, which is the exact same time that FBI agent Dale Cooper (Kyle MacLachlan) first arrives in the town of Twin Peaks. Kyle MacLachlan is reportedly set to return as Dale Cooper, with a number of other unidentified cast members likely reprising their roles as well.
Twin Peaks ran for just two seasons spanning 33 episodes, but the show always had a devoted following of fans, and there are still several unanswered questions that linger 25 years after the show first debuted. CBS Home Entertainment released Twin Peaks: The Entire Mystery box set on Blu-ray this summer.