Stack up the doughnuts, pull out the pies, put on the trenchcoat, break out the lies...
The Hollywood Reporter has word that actor Kyle MacLachlan will be returning to Twin Peaks and reprising his legendary role as Federal Bureau of Investigation Special Agent Dale Cooper.
After months of teasing his involvement, MacLachlan confirmed the news by appearing at today's Showtime panel at the Television Critics Association press tour. "You look like you need damn fine cup of coffee," said MacLachlan, joining Showtime president David Nevins on stage.
Nevins didn't discuss any plot elements of the return, but did talk about Lynch's decision to bring the series back. "I think it's something they've been toying with for a long time," he said. "I think in David's mind, twenty-five years seemed like the magic number."
MacLachlan added as he left the stage, "I'm very excited to return to the strange world of Twin Peaks. May the forest be with you."
In addition to his role of Dale Cooper, MacLachlan has had several notable film and television roles, including Paul Atreides in Dune, Jeffrey Beaumont in Blue Velvet, Ray Manzarek in The Doors, Orson Hodge on Desperate Housewives, and most recently as Calvin Zabo/Mister Hyde on ABC's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Twin Peaks co-creator David Lynch also confirmed the news on his Twitter account with the following post...
Welcome back to #TwinPeaks Special Agent Dale Cooper! @Kyle_MacLachlan returns in '16 on @SHO_Network #damnfinecoffee pic.twitter.com/vTphDLvR0yTwin Peaks returns for nine new episodes on Showtime sometime in 2016.
— David Lynch (@DAVID_LYNCH) January 12, 2015