Showtime announced today during their TCA Winter Tour presentation that original Twin Peaks star Kyle MacLachlan will reprise his role as Special Agent Dale Cooper in the cable network's nine-episode limited series. The actor himself made a surprise appearance at the presentation, handing a cup of coffee to Showtime president David Nevins, while uttering one of Cooper's favorite sayings, "Damn good coffee." Here's what the actor had to say in a brief statement about returning to Twin Peaks.
"I'm very excited to return to the strange and wonderful world of Twin Peaks. May the forest be with you."
Kyle MacLachlan was rumored to return as Cooper back in October, when Showtime announced that the series will debut in 2016, 25 years after the show's brief run ended on ABC. No story details were revealed for the nine-episode series, and it isn't known if any other original cast members will be back as well. The original Twin Peaks series also starred Michael Ontkean, Mädchen Amick, Dana Ashbrook, Lara Flynn Boyle, Richard Beymer, Sherilyn Fenn and Peggy Lipton.
Original series creators David Lynch and Mark Frost are returning to write all nine episodes, with David Lynch set to direct the entire season. Production is scheduled to begin sometime this year, with the show set in present day, continuing the lore of the original series and providing long-awaited answers for the series' passionate fan base. Kyle MacLachlan most recently starred in NBC's short-lived series Believe, and he also had recent arcs on CBS' The Good Wife and ABC's Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.. Take a look at Showtime's tweet below, confirming Kyle MacLachlan's return to Twin Peaks.