Ever since we got the news that Twin Peaks would be returning after 25 years, the question on everyone's minds was who of the original cast would be returning. To our excitement, a huge number of the main cast immediately came on board for the project, and now - three and a half months after this tweet came out
- we finally have it confirmed that our main man, Special Agent Dale Cooper himself, hasn't had enough of that damn good coffee. (Hurray!)
Kyle MacLachlan (the actor behind "Coop") made the announcement on stage at the Television Critics Association press tour on Monday. Holding a cup of "damn good coffee," and wearing an Agent Cooper-style black suit, MacLachlan said:
“I’m very excited to return to the strange and wonderful world of Twin Peaks. May the forest be with you.”
Followed, by this Tweet from David Lynch:
Another Slice of Cherry Pie
After MacLachlan confirmed his role, two other main cast members followed his lead. On Tuesday both Sherilyn Fenn (Audrey Horne), and Sheryl Lynn Lee (Laura Palmer herself, and her cousin Maddy Ferguson) announced they will also be returning to [Twin Peaks](series:797305).
Other cast members who will return include Mädchen Amick (Shelly Johnson), Dana Ashbrook (Bobby Briggs), Lara Flynn Boyle (Donna Hayward), and Catherine E. Coulson (The Log Lady). We also know that Grace Zabriskie (Sarah Palmer), Ray Wise (Leland Palmer), Michael Ontkean (Sheriff Harry S. Truman), and Michael Horse (Deputy Tommy Hill) will all be returning to the show.
The Twin Peaks reboot was confirmed at the beginning of October, 2014. The show will begin filming this year and will feature nine episodes, all of which will be written and produced by original creators David Lynch and Mark Frost. From what we know so far, the show aims to pick up 25 years after that last, cataclysmic scene. The show will finally air in 2016, and not a moment too soon.
If you haven't already, check out the official announcement video:
In the words of Agent Cooper:
"I have no idea where this will lead us, but I have a definite feeling it will be a place both wonderful and strange."