Kyle MacLachlan in for 'Twin Peaks' Reboot: 'May the Forest Be With You'

by Leanne Aguilera 4:45 PM PST, January 12, 2015
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Kyle MacLachlan 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."

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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.

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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."