A very exciting casting conformation came out of Showtime’s TCA presentation yesterday: Kyle MacLachlan will be returning to Twin Peaks as Agent Dale Cooper in the network’s nine episode sequel mini-series set to air next year!
“You look like you need a damn fine cup of coffee,” he said in character as when he joined Showtime president David Nevins on stage. Twin Peaks will return to the airwaves as David Lynch’s groundbreaking ABC show celebrates the 25th anniversary of the broadcast of its cliffhanger final episode.
Nevins told the TCA press:
Series creators David Lynch and Mark Frost will write, produce and direct all nine episodes of our limited series. I have to admit that I was as excited as some of you in this room when the details of that announcement came together. We can’t wait for you to see the show next year. Emmy-nominated and Golden Globe-winning Kyle MacLachlan is back to replay his role as Special Agent Cooper. So, it’s very exciting. He’ll be leading the show, and there’s going to be more cast rolling through, as we go.
David Lynch also tweeted this out to his followers, this image of MacLachlan, welcoming him back to Peaks, decked out in his Agent Cooper suit and holding his signature damn fine cup of coffee.
— David Lynch (@DAVID_LYNCH) January 12, 2015
While exciting for sure is the welcome return of MacLachlan in the lead for all us old school Peaks fans, it’s not completely unexpected. The actor did tease his return last October on Twitter, shortly after Showtime announced they would be airing the follow-up series which will take place 25 years after the original show’s storyline.