Get ready for some damn fine coffee, because FBI Agent Dale Cooper is back.
Kyle MacLachlan is reprising his role on Showtime’s “Twin Peaks” revival, the cabler’s prez, David Nevins, confirmed Monday at the Television Critics Assn. press tour in Pasadena with the help of MacLachlan, who surprised the room by joining Nevins up on stage — and presenting him with a “damn good cup of coffee.”
“I’m very excited to return to the strange and wonderful world of ‘Twin Peaks,’” MacLachlan said. “May the forest be with you.”
Original series creator-exec producers David Lynch and Mark Frost will write and produce the limited series, with Lynch directing all nine episodes, set in the present day.
Lynch welcomed MacLachlan back to “Peaks” with a modern-day photo of Agent Cooper on Twitter.
— David Lynch (@DAVID_LYNCH) January 12, 2015
“Twin Peaks” goes into production this year for a premiere in 2016, marking the 25th anniversary of when the show last aired.
Showtime will air episodes from the original run’s two seasons, leading up to the 2016 premiere.