Kyle MacLachlan, David Lynch set to return to "Twin Peaks"

Showtime's David Nevins made the announcement today, and accepted "a damn good cup of coffee"

Published January 12, 2015 11:27PM (EST)

Kyle MacLachlan will reprise his role as Agent Dale Cooper in the return of "Twin Peaks."

The announcement was made on Monday by Showtime president David Nevins at the Showtime Television Critics Association press tour. During the announcement, Indiewire reports that MacLachlan walked on stage to the "Twin Peaks" theme music in full Agent Cooper regalia -- the hair, the suit and "a damn good cup of coffee" that he offered to Nevins.

MacLachlan then uttered the cryptic phrase, "May the forest be with you," before Nevins sent him away. ("You have to get out of here, before you get us in trouble with David [Lynch] and Mark [Frost].")

Nevins also offered more "Twin Peaks" details. Lynch will indeed direct the episodes, and the show's revival had a lot to do with Lynch and the number 25. "I think, in David's mind, 25 years was the magic number -- he pays attention to that numerology in a big way," Nevins explained.

The 1990s cult classic will premiere on Showtime in 2016, 25 years after the original season finale.

By Sarah Gray

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