Cult TV Drama Twin Peaks to Make a Fresh Comeback in 2016

The new season of the ground-breaking series will be created by the original team of David Lynch and Mark Frost.

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The original Twin Peaks credit screen.
The original Twin Peaks credit screen.Credit: Wikimedia Commons

Twenty-five years after it was last aired on TV, the cult series "Twin Peaks" is making a comeback.

The return of "Twin Peaks" in 2016 was announced Monday by cable network Showtime and on the "Twin Peaks" website.

Like the original, the new series will be directed by David Lynch, who will be filming its nine episodes during 2015. Screening dates have yet to be announced, but Showtime said it will be rescreening the 1990-1991 series in the months leading up to the premiere.

The series will be set in the present day and the producers (Lynch and his partner Mark Frost) are trying to sign up as many of the original cast members as possible.
Kyle MacLachlan is already onboard to reprise his role as Special Agent Dale Cooper, and composer Angelo Badalamenti and Emmy Award-winning editor Duwayne Dunham are likely to be involved as well.

"Twin Peaks" follows an investigation headed by FBI Special Agent Dale Cooper (MacLachlan) into the murder of homecoming queen Laura Palmer (Sheryl Lee). It has been described as "a fantastical and creepy exploration of the dark underside of a logging town in America's northeast."

The series explores the gulf between the veneer of small-town respectability and the seedier layers of life lurking beneath it.

"Dear Twitter friends ... it is happening again," Lynch tweeted Monday with a trailer showing dead heroine Laura Palmer, the "Welcome to Twin Peaks" sign, the Showtime logo and the date 2016.

Showtime said the show will offer "long-awaited answers for the series' passionate fan base."