“It looks like I’m having the most beautiful dream and the most terrible nightmare, all at once,” said Donna Hayward in the second episode of Twin Peaks, and now it seems that we are re-living this quote as David Lynch and Mark Frost themselves announced their cult mystery drama series is coming back.
Following several weeks of rumors and teasing, Showtime, David Lynch and co-creator Mark Frost have announced that Twin Peaks is to return to our homes after 25 long years.
Parents, put your youngest children early to bed and arm yourselves with beers and some finger food, for unsettling mystery and weird humor are about to creep up to your homes once again.
Announced via a typically unusual teaser video from the duo, the show will screen on US cable network Showtime in 2016.
Same ol’ Cast?
Showtime officially stated that Lynch and Frost will write all of the episodes and Lynch is back in director’s seat, however they told HuffPost Entertainment that no casting has been confirmed at this time.
Rumors also claim that Kyle MacLachlan will be back to reprise the famous role as FBI Agent Dale Cooper, as MacLachlan himself hinted his return in a recent encrypted tweet:
“Better fire up that percolator and find my black suit 🙂 #Twinpeaks,” easily decipherable message read.
“Set in the present day, TWIN PEAKS will continue the lore of the original series, providing long-awaited answers and a satisfying conclusion for the series’ passionate fan base,” Showtime said in a statement, while Lynch and Frost also suggested that we are in for a treat, not a remake.
“The mysterious and special world of ‘Twin Peaks’ is pulling us back. We’re very excited. May the forest be with you. It is not a remake,” Lynch and Frost said in a joint statement. “The story continues. The seeds of where we go were planted where we’ve been.”
Showtime will also re-run the legendary first two seasons of the show before hitting off with the new episodes.
As we hinted in the very first sentence of the article, this might turn out to be the best thing that happened to television in a long time, or it can completely backfire. Most beautiful dream, or the most terrible nightmare? Now we play the waiting game.