Turns out that gum you like is going to come back in style: As tweeted by co-creators David Lynch and Mark Frost, reported by TV Line, and confirmed in an appropriately cryptic teaser trailer, Lynch and Frost will return to Twin Peaks for nine episodes in 2016. The announcement makes good on decades of speculation about a follow-up to the TV cult classic—specifically, it makes good on the prophecy from the show’s 1991 season finale, in which Laura Palmer tells Agent Dale Cooper “I will see you again in 25 years.” According to TV Line, Lynch and Frost will write the complete limited series, with Lynch set to direct all nine episodes. That’s good news for fans of the show’s shorter, largely Lynch-and-Frost-handled first season; bad news for any Twin Peaks enthusiasts hoping for a return effort from “Slaves And Masters” director Diane Keaton.
UPDATED: Following the announcement, Deadline spoke with Mark Frost, who provided as much information as he could about a recently announced continuation to a TV show that was shrouded in mystery to begin with. The limited series isn’t the third season Frost and Lynch envisioned in 1991; there will be a “very strong central storyline” that may or may not involve a new crime in Twin Peaks; and if you pay close enough attention, you just might find out what happened to Agent Cooper when he followed Windom Earle into the woods on that fateful night 25 years ago. Speaking of Coop, we’ll know “sooner rather than later” if the actor who portrayed the character, Kyle MacLachlan, will return for these nine episodes.
And what about the answer to the most important Twin Peaks-related question since “Who killed Laura Palmer?”: Why Showtime?
[Showtime president] David Nevins was a big fan of the show, we had a great meeting with them, and David Lynch loved the artwork that David Nevins had in his office, that seemed to get him excited.
So remember, however this new batch of Twin Peaks turns out, the credit and/or blame rests with the way David Nevins decorates his office. Which, given the meticulous, symbolic, and distinctive dressing of certain Twin Peaks sets, makes a whole lot of sense.