David Lynch is returning to direct the entire revival season of Twin Peaks, greatly exciting fans, Showtime and the show's cast.
Lynch had previously left the 2016 revival project back in April due to conflicts with Showtime, the network slated to air the new season. He had originally been slated to direct all nine episodes of Twin Peaks in 2016.
Now, Showtime and Lynch himself have announced that the show's co-creator is back and ready to direct the revival series.
"This damn fine cup of coffee from Mark [Frost] and David tastes more delicious than ever. Totally worth the extra brewing time and the cup is even bigger than we expected ... Pre-production starts now!!" Showtime president David Nevins said in a statement.
While Lynch had originally intended to direct nine episodes, the season has apparently been extended further, to an indeterminate amount of episodes.
"David will direct the whole thing which will total more than the originally announced nine hours," Nevins added.
Lynch announced his return to Showtime on Twitter.
"Dear Twitter Friends, the rumors are not what they seem," he wrote. "..... It is !!! Happening again. #TwinPeaks returns on @SHO_Network".
— David Lynch (@DAVID_LYNCH) May 16, 2015
It is not currently known if Twin Peaks is returning to airwaves in 2016 but with pre-production just now starting, it would likely have to be in late 2016. This is especially true if Lynch is directing even more episodes than just nine.
So far only Kyle MacLachlan has officially been announced as returning to Twin Peaks. More cast members will likely be revealed officially in the weeks to come.