No television series has had quite the iconic and long-lasting influence as Twin Peaks, which brought surrealist filmmaking maestro David Lynch to the small screen. Along with his cowriting partner Mark Frost (not to mention a never-to-be-equaled ensemble cast), he promptly exploded the possibilities of long-form TV narrative, paving the way for network series like The X-Files and pay-cable discussion magnets like The Sopranos and True Detective.
"It is happening again," says the Giant (Carel Struycken)—one of the supernatural denizens of Twin Peaks's otherworldly Black Lodge—to our lawman hero Special Agent Dale Cooper (Kyle MacLachlan). And that's turned out to be prophecy: Twenty-five years after the series ended its run on ABC (a highly underrated feature film, Fire Walk With Me, was released in 1992), it's been announced via Deadline that Twin Peaks will return as a limited 9-episode series on Showtime in 2016. All installments will be written by Lynch and Frost, and directed by Lynch. (Aside from shorts and commercials, the latter hasn't made a proper feature since 2006's masterful Inland Empire.)
In this interview with Michael Ausiello, Frost promises new and old faces will appear, and goes into some general specifics about the origins of the project. The first official teaser for the series is embedded below. 2016 can't come soon enough.