Twin Peaks has officially announced its first cast member for the 2016 revival on Showtime and it's none other than the original star himself, Kyle MacLachlan!
A full 25 years after playing the role of Special Agent Dale Cooper on Twin Peaks, McLachlan will be returning to his character in 2016. The news was announced on Monday at the Television Critics Association press tour, with the actor appearing in person as well.
"I'm very excited to return to the strange and wonderful world of Twin Peaks. We look forward to seeing all of you there. May the forest be with you," MacLachlan said at the event, with the actor handing Showtime president David Nevins a "damn fine cup of coffee" in reference to Cooper's enthusiasm for coffee.
Twin Peaks visionary David Lynch confirmed the news on Twitter with a photo of MacLachlan seemingly in character 25 years later.
— David Lynch (@DAVID_LYNCH) January 12, 2015
It is unknown if MacLachlan will be in a leading role again, though he is certainly able-bodied and would be very capable of doing so.
Meanwhile, Nevins added at the press tour event that more original Twin Peaks cast members will be back, with announcements possible within the next several months.
"I expect [MacLachlan] is not the only original person. I expect there to be lots of people from the original cast back," he teased.
The revival season will apparently offer some closure to the world of Twin Peaks that was sadly lacking when the season 2 finale (featuring many cliffhangers) turned into the series finale.
Twin Peaks returns to television in 2016 on Showtime, though the network has not yet announced a specific premiere date.