Big news for the Twin Peaks reboot! Kyle MacLachlan is officially returning to the show as beloved character, Special Agent Dale Cooper.
The cult series is set to return to the small screen next year in celebration of its 25th anniversary. It will air nine new episodes of the drama, which followed Agent Cooper as he investigated the murder of a small town’s homecoming queen.
Show creator, David Lynch, wrote via Twitter:
— David Lynch (@DAVID_LYNCH) January 12, 2015
As for Kyle, he told reporters at the Showtime Television Critics Association presentation, “I’m very excited to return to the strange and wonderful world of ‘Twin Peaks.’ May the forest be with you,” referring to the series’ logging town setting.
When asked about the decision to bring the show back now, Showtime president, David Nevins, explained, “For David [Lynch], 25 years was the magic number. There’s a reference in the original, ‘I’ll see you [again] in 25 years.'”
Kyle and co-star Michael Ontkean on the set of ‘Twin Peaks.’
As of now, no other original cast members — such as Sherilyn Fenn and Lara Flynn Boyle — are signed on for the reboot.