Seeing Double: Showtime Revives Twin Peaks for 2016 TV Event


Laura Palmer told FBI Agent Dale Cooper that she’d see him again after 25 years. It turns out that her Twin Peaks prophecy is coming true.

Showtime is reviving the cult classic for a third season in 2016—exactly a quarter-century after it went off the air in 1991. Filmmaker David Lynch, who produced all 29 episodes of the drama, confirmed the news today on Twitter; he’ll re-team with co-creator Mark Frost to pen nine more episodes of the saga, which will pick up in real time. That means no reboot, no remake, no reenactment: everything we’ll see on season three will be happening 25 years after Twin Peaks’ final scene.

“For those followers of the show who felt bereft when the show ended where it did all those years ago are going to like where it goes from here,” Frost told Variety. “And we hope that a lot of people who haven’t been to Twin Peaks yet are going to be equally interested in where the story goes from where we left off.”

While millennials may be unfamiliar with the Twin Peaks plot line—the murder of a small town’s homecoming queen, which reveals demonic, supernatural powers at play—there’s plenty of time to catch up. Showtime will air both original seasons prior to its 2016 season three bow, which will hopefully trigger a few memories and, ultimately, provide the long-awaited answers fans so desperately crave.

As for star Kyle MacLachlan, he, and his #damngoodcoffee, are calling it a comeback.