Wowsers. After years of teases, hints, rumors and more, David Lynch‘s “Twin Peaks” is officially returning. Yes, this is real and not a joke, and Showtime even dropped the first teaser trailer today.
Running one-minute long, there’s not much here, but it tells you everything you need to know: Lynch and producer Mark Frost are back, with new episodes coming in 2016. Goddamn. While it’s not a new film from Lynch, we’ll gladly take this. The director has long been evasive about his plans to return to the series, and even this summer he remained vague on the subject, saying, “In another life, yes. Like I say, you never say never.” However, the timing couldn’t be better, with a brand new “Twin Peak” box set in stores, featuring the prequel, “Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me,” and an extensive 90-minutes of deleted and extended scenes. Now there’s no better time to catch up.
Deadline reports that the new season will be nine-episodes long, co-written by Lynch and Frost. And one other thing — Lynch will direct all nine episodes. No word yet on casting, though Kyle MacLachlan is expected to return, with the series set in the present day.
“It is not a remake. The story continues. The seeds of where we go were planted where we’ve been,” Frost told TVLine about what’s coming next: “I’ve always said that Twin Peaks to me was like a novel we filmed every page of. So this is more like we found another volume of the saga, and now we want to bring that to life too.”
Production begins in 2015. Watch the teaser below.