David Lynch has confirmed Kyle MacLachlan’s return to the new series of Twin Peaks as the coffee-loving, endlessly curious Special Agent Dale Cooper.
The actor himself revealed the news during the channel’s Television Critics Association presentation and co-creator David Lynch has tweeted the announcement:
The new nine-episode run will go into production in the coming months and air in 2016, the year that marks the 25th anniversary of the final instalment of the beloved cult drama’s original run. Co-creator Mark Frost is writing and producing the series with Lynch, who will direct each episode.
“I’m very excited to return to the strange and wonderful world of Twin Peaks,” MacLachlan said at the event, according to Deadline.
MacLachlan, who won a Golden Globe for his role in the original series, was expected to come back for the follow-up and hinted at his return on Twitter on the day of the project’s official announcement last year.
MacLachlan is the first original cast member to be confirmed to return for the Showtime season, although Richard Beymer, Sheryl Lee, Mädchen Amick and Peggy Lipton have all hinted at their involvement.