Kyle MacLachlan is very excited about getting back into the wonderful and strange world of Twin Peaks.
MacLachlan, who starred in Twin Peaks back when it aired in 1990-91, is returning for the revival series being planned for a Showtime 2016 release.
The actor, who played the peculiar yet lovable Special Agent Dale Cooper, spoke with The Wall Street Journal recently about coming back for more Twin Peaks and working with director David Lynch again.
"David and I have spoken a little bit. He's asked me to be pretty tight-lipped about what we discussed," MacLachlan said. "He hasn't talked in great detail about relationships, or who or what or who with, those kinds of questions, but what he said specifically about the character has made me really, really excited to get back into that world."
MacLachlan admitted that Cooper is "perhaps my favorite character of all time," which is saying something given his long and illustrious career.
As MacLachlan observed, it has been a very long time since he's worked with Lynch, but "our friendship is strong, and our working relationship is something I'm really excited to get back into."
As for when they will start production, MacLachlan said he "heard" that a September or October date was possible, though nothing has been confirmed.
While Showtime has announced that it will air in 2016, it is not known if this is being pushed back amid all the behind-the-scenes business. Lynch publicly left the series behind in April after not reaching a suitable deal with Showtime. However, he was wooed back and is now back on board to direct all of the episodes.