Tweets from producers confirm third series of cult show for 2016
It's almost 25 years since Twin Peaks, the American drama series created by Mark Frost and David Lynch in 1990, was first broadcast.
After 25 years of rumours and a series of cryptic tweets and a YouTube teaser video, a revival of the series will be broadcast on Showtime in 2016, with both original creators working on the scripts and Lynch directing all nine episodes.
Lynch tweeted a link to a video, confirming rumours that had been circulating online over the weekend.
It is claimed that as many of the original cast will be involved as possible, with Kyle MacLachlan reprising his lead role as Special Agent Dale Cooper.
Fans of the show had been speculating that a return or reboot might be planned after tweets from Lynch and Frost.
Twin Peaks was set in a strange town in which a girl named Laura Palmer had been murdered. The hashtag, #damngoodcoffee, is a reference to Dale Cooper's catchphrase.
Cooper also memorably said: "When two separate events occur simultaneously pertaining to the same object of inquiry we must always pay strict attention."
Among the fan rumours circulating online and on social media were that a new, third series of the show might come to Netflix. But the new YouTube video's reference to Showtime confirms that the new series will be broadcast on the network in 2016. Both existing seasons are already available for streaming on Netflix and Hulu.
Rumours had been fuelled by an interview in the Chico Movie Examiner given by Twin Peaks star Ray Wise (who played Leland Palmer). In January 2014, Wise said: "They wouldn't remake it. If anything was done, it would be 25 years later. It would never be a remake of anything we already did ... it would be something new and fresh. David always said the town of Twin Peaks is still there; it's still going on whether we watch it or not."
In the original Twin Peaks finale, the ghost of Laura Palmer said she would see us again in 25 years. In 2016, when the new series will be broadcast, it will be 25 years since the second season ended.
Twin Peaks was remarkable for its surreal and abstract dream sequences.
Three of the best moments
"She's dead. Wrapped in plastic."
Welcome to the world of Twin Peaks, and when Angelo Badalamenti's iconic theme music fades away for the first time, the body of a beautiful young woman washes up on the shore of the local lake, sparking the whole weird and wonderful ride.
Fish in the percolator
Special Agent Cooper was adamant that Twin Peaks had some damn fine cherry pie and coffee, but sometimes, there might just be a fish in the percolator, and there won't be any explanation for its presence there.
Getting groovy in the Black Lodge
The Black Lodge is a strange, incomprehensible place outside time and space, but there is still groovy music in the air, and a dwarf who is always ready to get down and get funky, when he isn't spouting enigmatic backwards-talk.
Where are they now?
Kyle MacLachlan - Special Agent Dale Cooper
MacLachlan played the FBI agent and cherry pie enthusiast sent to Twin Peaks to investigate Laura Palmer's death. Since the series wrapped up he's appeared in Desperate Housewives, Sex and the City, How I Met Your Mother, and Portlandia. He is part-owner of Pursued by Bear, a winery in Washington's Columbia Valley.
Sherilyn Fenn - Audrey Horne
Fenn was convincing as Twin Peaks' resident bad girl Audrey but hasn't done much since apart from a couple of film roles - Diary of a Hitman and Of Mice and Men - and a handful of TV roles including portraying Elizabeth Taylor in a TV biopic. She also played two different characters in Gilmore Girls. Recently she ran a blog called Postcards from the Ledge.
Sheryl Lee - Laura Palmer
Lee portrayed the high school cheerleader whose murder (and double life) brought the town's dirty secrets to light. She was almost cast as Desperate Housewives' Mary-Alice, which would have been her second role playing a character who was dead for the entire series. She also starred in Oscar Wilde's Salome on Broadway and in the film Winter's Bone. Lee is married to Neil Diamond's son.