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is officially set to reprise his fan-favorite role as FBI Agent Dale Cooper in the Showtime reboot
of Twin Peaks
The actor surprised a room full of television critics at the TCA Press Tour on Monday when he took the stage and handed a "damn fine cup of coffee" to Showtime's Network President David Nevins.
"I’m very excited to return to the strange and wonderful world of Twin Peaks," MacLachlan said while dressed in a dark, Cooper-esque suit. "May the forest be with you."
The iconic drama about the murder of a homecoming queen in a small Northwest town, ran for two seasons from 1990-'91 on ABC and now production on the Showtime continuation is expected to begin in just a few short months.
Twin Peaks' co-creator David Lynch is set to direct all nine episodes of the cult continuation, and Showtime expects the series to premiere in 2016. "More or less [I'm] writing checks and leaving them along," Nevins said of his faith in the reboot. "It's David's show, it's Mark [Frost's] show and I am just the grateful recipient of it."
When asked if Twin Peaks creator Lynch approached Nevins with the idea of a reboot, the Showtime president was quick to reveal the truth behind the deal. "Well it was a little bit the other way around," he explained.
In fact, Nevins admitted that he was "kind of begging" Lynch to bring the reboot to Showtime. "I think it's something that they were toying with for a long time and I think in David's mind, 25 years was the magic number," he said. "There's a reference in the original, 'I'll see you in 25 years.'"
Although the Showtime bigwig would not reveal any specific plot-points, Nevins teased that there is a strong possibly that many more characters from the Twin Peaks universe will also return.
"I will say they have been very specific at promising closure and I think that's exciting," Nevins said. "I think this is going to live up to expectations — and then some."