Kyle MacLachlan confirms he will return for new series of Twin Peaks
Kyle MacLachlan has confirmed that he will be reprising his starring role in the brand new nine-episode run of iconic series Twin Peaks.
The series, which was created by Mark Frost and David Lynch, originally aired 25 years ago and is now set to return for a limited run on US network Showtime in 2016, with Frost and Lynch once again at the helm.
MacLachlan, who starred as FBI Agent Dale Cooper, the show's leading man, confirmed the news yesterday (January 12th) during broadcaster Showtime’s panel at the Television Critics Association.
During the panel he joined president David Nevins on stage whilst in character and told Nevins “You look like you need a damn fine cup of coffee,” before telling the audience: “I’m very excited to return to the strange world of Twin Peaks. May the forest be with you.”
According to the Hollywood Reporter, Nevins would not reveal any plot details and said that his relationship with Frost and Lynch consisted of "more or less writing checks and leaving them alone." He did, however, talk about why the pair decided to bring the series back, saying: "I think it's something they've been toying with for a long time. I think in David's mind, 25 years seemed like the magic number."
Nevins also promised that more of the show's original cast will be rejoining the series and they would be announced in the coming weeks.
Twin Peaks originally ran in 1989 and lasted for 30 episodes over two series before it was cancelled by network ABC. The show followed the travails of Cooper, who is sent to the fictional town of Twin Peaks, Washington to investigate the murder of high school student, Laura Palmer.
The show had a large cast, which included the likes of Lara Flynn Boyle, Michael Ontkean, Danna Ashbrook, Richard Beymer, Heather Graham, Ray Wise and Joan Chen.
In the years since its cancellation the show has earned a huge cult following, with a number of special editions of the series released on DVD. The most recent Twin Peaks: The Entire Mystery, was released earlier this year.