The Twin Peaks reboot is still months away from production, but fans are now being teased about the return of the series set for 2016. Showtime held their Winter TCA 2015 panel on Monday, and there was one surprise guest. According to Entertainment Tonight Online, Kyle MacLachlan walked out on stage while David Nevins was talking about the planned reboot, and he offered the man and the audience a very in-character line.
“You look like you need a damn fine cup of coffee.”
MacLachlan stared on the original series as Special Agent Dale Cooper, and he will bring his character back to the world of Twin Peaks for the reboot. David Nevins confirmed MacLachlan’s involvement in the series, and he revealed that fans might see other members of the original cast return as the series prepares for production.
MacLachlan did speak briefly about his return to Twin Peaks during the TCA Panel.
“I’m very excited to return to the strange and wonderful world of Twin Peaks. May the forest be with you.”
David Nevins did not reveal much about the plot of the series, but he did reveal that he begged David Lynch to bring the world of Twin Peaks to Showtime. Lynch says he was the one that approached Nevins to bring back the series back to life and revisit the strange little town.
It has been almost 25 years since the end of Twin Peaks, and David Lynch always considered bringing the series and the town back to the small screen. He welcomed MacLachlan back to the series with a post on Twitter. The post shows a present-day MacLachlan dressed up and in character as Cooper.
— David Lynch (@DAVID_LYNCH) January 12, 2015
Twin Peaks is set to air for a limited nine-episode run in at some point in 2016. That year would mark the 25th anniversary for the television series. David Nevins is keeping out of Lynch’s way when it comes to the reboot. He is just writing the checks. Lynch and Mark Frost will create the new story that will bring fans back to the town. Work has begun on the story, but Nevins did not say much. He did offer a small teaser during the presentation, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
“They’ve been very specific in promising closure…and from what I’ve seen, I think this is going to live up to expectations and then some.”
The Inquisitr previously reported on the fan frenzy over the return of this classic television series to Showtime. With the announcement of Kyle MacLachlan’s return, the frenzy on social media picked up even more steam. Fans are definitely excited to see what Lynch does to bring Twin Peaks back to life.
— Maximus Clarke (@bookofsand) January 13, 2015
May the forest be with you! #TwinPeaks
— Johan Andersson (@ewanandersson) January 13, 2015
— FlatironBooks (@Flatironbooks) January 13, 2015
— Nate Utesch (@nateutesch) January 13, 2015
— Emily (@em_b_lem) January 13, 2015
Production on the Twin Peaks reboot is set for the spring, and the series will air in 2016. Before the nine-episode run, Showtime does plan to air the original series on its network before the reboot premieres.
What do you think? Are you excited for the Twin Peaks reboot?
[Photo: Eric Charbonneau/Invision for Showtime/AP Images]