The "Twin Peaks" reboot coming to Showtime will star Kyle MacLachlan, aka Special Agent Dale Cooper, it was announced Monday.
"You look like you need a damn fine cup of coffee," MacLachlan said at the Television Critics Association as he joined Showtime president David Nevins onstage. "I'm very excited to return to the strange world of 'Twin Peaks.' May the forest be with you."
"He'll be leading the show, and there'll be more cast coming on as we roll through," Nevins announced, making it official. Of Mark Frost and David Lynch, the series creators, he said "I think it's something they've been toying with for a long time. I think in David's mind, 25 years seemed like the magic number [for a reboot]."
According to The Hollywood Reporter
, Nevins also told a small group later that afternoon that more original cast members are likely returning as well.
The original series, which hinges on the mysterious murder of a homecoming queen in a small town, ran for two seasons in 1990-91. The new season – comprised of 9 new episodes – will premiere in 2016.
Showtime celebrated later that day by posting a picture of the event on Twitter, which instantly received hundreds of retweets. Director David Lynch also took to the social network for a digital clinking of glasses, publicly welcoming MacLachlan to the reboot.
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