It's happening. No joke. Right on time. Just as dream-Laura said to Dale Cooper.
Twin Peaks, arguably the most influential television show of all time, is coming back. We will see it again 25 years after that final episode of its second season in 1991.
Not a remake. Not a relaunch. It's going to be an honest to goodness continuation of the ground-shattering series. With creators David Lynch and Mark Frost writing the episodes and Lynch himself directing every one.
The nine episodes of Season 3 (jeez did I really just write that?) will run on premium cable channel Showtime in 2016.
Earlier today Kyle MacLachlan tweeted that he would be returning as FBI Special Agent Dale Cooper. The last time we saw him in 1991, "Coop" had been taken over by the ultra-malevolent spirit Killer BOB, smashing his own head into the bathroom mirror and screaming in mock rage about Dale's girlfriend. Except it was strongly implied that the real Cooper was still trapped in the Black Lodge (sort-of a Hell dressed up to look like a French bordello, and everyone in it talks backwards).
Deadline Hollywood has tons more about Twin Peaks' return as does The Telegraph.
Look! Official announcement video from Showtime!
This is a big, big deal. That cannot be stressed nearly enough. I was intending on being in "radio silence" on the Internet for this coming week as I finish up writing the third part of my book. This news totally jerked me out of that.
Or maybe there was something more amiss. During the weekend I came across my CD of the Twin Peaks soundtrack, composed by Angelo Badalementi. It was released in September of 1990 and I bought it that first week. I was thinking of putting it on my iPad for listening while I work. No question about that now.
2016. Plenty of time to get some damn fine cherry pie and clean out the percolator...