“Twin Peaks,” one of the top cult series of all time, is coming back with a new limited series on Showtime from its original creators, David Lynch and Mark Frost.
Deadline writes that the nine-episode series will go into production in 2015 for a premiere in 2016 to mark the 25th anniversary of when the series finished its run on ABC.
Lynch and Frost will write and produce all nine episodes, with Lynch set to direct every episode!
The new “Twin Peaks” will be set in the present day, more than two decades after the events in the first two seasons. It is expected to continue the lore and story of the original series, with Lynch and Frost committed to providing long-awaited answers and, hopefully, a satisfying conclusion to the series.
It is unclear which actors from the original series will be featured in the followup. Rumor is that star Kyle MacLachlan would be back(!), likely reprising his role as FBI Agent Dale Cooper who was at the center of the show. The ABC series also featured some of Lynch’s favorite character actors, and it is likely that at least some of them will return.
The “Twin Peaks” limited series comes on the heels of the July Blu-ray release of the entire original series by Showtime sibling CBS Home Entertainment.