Showtime is apparently getting hip to cult followings. If you’re going to jump on the trendy eccentric bandwagon, why not start with a staple like Twin Peaks?
Showtime announced yesterday (with an allusive Lynchian trailer) that in 2016 we’ll finally find out if Agent Dale Cooper really is dead or if Killer Bob now inhabits his body. More importantly, we’ll find out if Agent Dale Cooper’s perfect features were harmed during his head bashing of the bathroom mirror…or maybe we’ll never find out.
Yes, Showtime is resurrecting David Lynch’s surreal—now seminal— television series. The original aired on ABC from 1990 to 1991.
The only real thing we can really decipher from the trailer is that this will be a Lynch/Frost production, meaning the show’s original creators are returning to helm the reboot.
After 25 years and a rejuvenated interest in the show (how many Twin Peaks viewing parties have you attended in the past couple of years?), it seems like the time is ripe for the series to pick up where it left off. The first episode will air the same day, June 10, that the last episode of season two ended. It’s just as Laura promised Agent Cooper in the Red Room:
When asked about the original cast returning, Lynch gave a cryptic rely: “Those who want to see old faces, and those would like to see new faces, none of them will be disappointed. It’s far too early to talk specifics about people. We’re not at that stage in the process.” But fear not, Kyle MacLachlan basically confirmed on Twitter that he would be returning as Agent Dale Cooper for the third season.
Better fire up that percolator and find my black suit 🙂 #Twinpeaks
— Kyle MacLachlan (@Kyle_MacLachlan) October 6, 2014
And that, ladies and gentleman, is investigative journalism.