David Lynch and Mark Frost will revisit the series two and a half decades after it last aired, bringing to life the words of Laura Palmer who told Agent Dale Cooper she would see him again in 25 years.
However the series is not being billed as a reboot or a remake, but a continuation of where the story left off in June 1991.
Lynch and Frost will pen a limited run of nine episodes, with Lynch directing. While it is unclear whether any original cast members would appear, Kyle MacLachlan has tweeted:
Better fire up that percolator and find my black suit 🙂 #Twinpeaks
— Kyle MacLachlan (@Kyle_MacLachlan) October 6, 2014
“What more can I say — Twin Peaks with David Lynch and Mark Frost on Showtime in 2016!” said David Nevins, president of Showtime Networks. “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.'”
Lynch and Frost added in a joint statement: “The mysterious and special world of Twin Peaks is pulling us back. We’re very excited. May the forest be with you.”
Lynch and Frost both teased the show’s possible return on Twitter, telling followers: ” That gum you like is going to come back in style! #damngoodcoffee”
Frost has also spoken to Hollywood Reporter in a Q&A with more detail.