It was first revealed that he would be directing the 25th anniversary edition of Twin Peaks on his official Twitter in the small hours of last night.
This tweet was soon followed by an announcement from Showtime's president David Nevins.
"[David Lynch] will direct the whole thing which will total more than the originally announced nine hours. Preproduction starts now!!"
Twin Peaks was the brainchild of Lynch and Mark Frost in the 1990s and revolved around the investigation of the murder of a schoolgirl called Laura Palmer. The series won many awards, including two Emmys and three Golden Globes.
Following a catastrophic decline in ratings after the killer of Laura Palmer was revealed mid-way through the second season, with viewers saying that Twin Peaks became half-hearted and obscure, it was put on "indefinite hiatus" by ABC at the end of the second season, with it's final episode rating 85th out of 89 shows.
The series was followed by a feature film: Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me, which opened at the 1992 Cannes Film Festival and was almost unanimously panned by critics, with Vincent Carby of the New York Times stating "It's not the worst movie ever made; it just seems to be". The film focused on Laura Palmer's life, and her murder before the series had began.
Though an "indefinite hiatus" usually leads to a permanent cancellation, in October, 2014, it was confirmed that there will be a nine-episode limited series to celebrate Twin Peaks' 25th anniversary, with Lynch and Frost writing all nine episodes.
The release date for the Twin Peaks reboot will be at some point in 2016.
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