Showtime has revealed that Kyle MacLachlan will reprise his role as FBI Agent Dale Cooper in their Twin Peaks revival. The nine episode “limited series” will be filmed this year and begin running in 2016.
Here’s the press release:
GOLDEN GLOBE WINNER KYLE MACLACHLAN RETURNS AS FBI AGENT DALE COOPER ON “TWIN PEAKS” ON SHOWTIME
Limited Series Written By David Lynch And Mark Frost, And Directed By Lynch To Premiere In 2016
LOS ANGELES – January 12, 2015 – Golden Globe winner and Emmy(R) Award nominee Kyle MacLachlan will reprise his role as FBI Agent Dale Cooper when the critically-acclaimed, ground breaking television phenomenon TWIN PEAKS returns as a new limited series on SHOWTIME. Series creators and executive producers David Lynch and Mark Frost are on board to write and produce all nine episodes of the limited series. Four-time Oscar(R) nominee David Lynch will direct every episode. TWIN PEAKS will go into production in 2015 to air on the network in 2016, marking the 25th anniversary of when the program last aired. Set in the present day, TWIN PEAKS will continue the lore of the original series, providing long-awaited answers for the series’ passionate fan base. The announcement was made today by Showtime Networks President David Nevins and MacLachlan at the Television Critics Association’s annual Winter Press Tour.
As the star of TWIN PEAKS, MacLachlan received two Emmy nominations and a Golden Globe Award. MacLachlan other television credits include The Good Wife, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Sex and The City, Desperate Housewives, Believe, How I Met Your Mother, Portlandia, In Justice and Law and Order: Special Victims Unit. MacLachlan made his feature film debut in 1984 in the futuristic drama Dune, directed by David Lynch. This was followed by his second collaboration with Lynch in 1986 in Blue Velvet. His other feature film credits include Mao’s Last Dancer, The Doors, Breathe In, Peace, Love and Misunderstanding, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 Hamlet, Timecode, One Night Stand, The Trigger Effect, The Flinstones, The Trial and the cult classic Showgirls. MacLachlan made his directorial debut in 1993 with an episode of the darkly comic hit series Tales from the Crypt.
For viewers hoping to reminisce or for those discovering the series for the first time, SHOWTIME will re-air the first two seasons of TWIN PEAKS, in advance of the new episodes going on air in 2016. Widely considered one of the most groundbreaking and influential broadcast series of all time, TWIN PEAKS followed the inhabitants of a quaint northwestern town who were stunned after their homecoming queen Laura Palmer is shockingly murdered. The town’s sheriff welcomed the help of FBI agent Dale Cooper, who came to town to investigate the case. As Cooper conducted his search for Laura’s killer, the town’s secrets were gradually exposed. The mystery that ensued set off an eerie chain of events that plunged the inhabitants of Twin Peaks into a darker examination of their very existence. Twenty-five years later, the story continues…
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