‘Twin Peaks’ is heading to television. After much speculation, Showtime officially announced on Oct. 6, original creators David Lynch and Mark Frost are bringing the mystery back, as a limited edition series to the network.
It’s official. 25 years later, Twin Peaks is returning to the small screen for an all-new season three, set in present day. The cult favorite, which originally premiered on ABC in 1990, is set to debut in 2016. Click to watch the eerie official announcement, plus will the original cast return?
‘Twin Peaks’ Heading Back To TV — Limited Series On Showtime
Welcome back to Twins Peaks.
David Lynch and Mark Frost are teaming up again to bring their hit cult favorite back to television, as a limited series, Showtime’s president David Nevins announced on Monday, Oct. 6.
“Dig into some cherry pie and rejoice!” the network announced in a statement. “Twin Peaks will continue the lore of the original series, providing long-awaited answers for the series’ passionate fan base.”
David and Mark will write and produce all nine episodes, which will begin production in 2015. David will direct the entire series, which is set to premiere in 2016, in honor of the show’s 25th anniversary. In anticipation of the reboot, Showtime will re-air the first two seasons before the first new episode debuts.
“The mysterious and special world of Twin Peaks is pulling us back,” the duo said. “We’re very excited. May the forest be with you.”
The original drama followed the Twin Peaks community, after homecoming queen Laura Palmer was murdered. FBI Agent Cooper (Kyle MacLachlan) lead the investigation for Laura’s killer, and uncovered the town’s dark secrets. Our sister site Deadline reports Kyle may return to reprise his role.
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— Elizabeth Wagmeister