Published Oct 06, 2014Despite its age, Twin Peaks continues to be as popular as ever. Well, get ready to break out the coffee and cherry pie, because the seemingly unthinkable has happened: Twin Peaks is coming back.
No, this is not a joke. Deadline reports that original creators David Lynch and Mark Frost are behind this reboot, which will bring nine new episodes to Showtime. It will go into production in 2015, with a premiere to follow in 2016. This will mark the 25th anniversary of the show finishing its original run in 1991.
Lynch and Frost will reportedly write and produce all of the episodes, while Lynch will handle all of the directorial duties.
The word is that the new season will be set in the present day, long after the events from the first two seasons. Star Kyle MacLachlan is rumoured to return as FBI Agent Dale Cooper, but beyond that, it's not clear which of the original characters will return. Also, keep in mind that many of the original characters were killed off in the initial series.
There's no word as to whether composer Angelo Badalamenti will be back to write any new music for the series.
Ahead of the new season of Twin Peaks, Showtime will re-air the first two seasons.
Meanwhile, soundtrack specialists Death Waltz Recording Company are slated to reissue the soundtracks from Twin Peaks on vinyl, although there still isn't a confirmed release date.
UPDATE: Death Waltz has tweeted that the vinyl reissues are set for January, while MacLachlan also teased his involvement on Twitter. You can also watch a teaser at the bottom of the page.
Our Twin Peaks vinyl reissues will arrive in Jan 2015. @ThatsOurWaldo will have more details soon.....— Deathwaltzrecs (@deathwaltzrecs) October 6, 2014
Better fire up that percolator and find my black suit :-) #Twinpeaks— Kyle MacLachlan (@Kyle_MacLachlan) October 6, 2014