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Agent Cooper Is Back! Kyle MacLachlan Will Be In The New 'Twin Peaks' Series

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Kyle MacLachlan and Desiree Gruber at the 2015 Golden Globes (Angela Weiss/Getty Images)
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Agent Cooper is back! Actor Kyle MacLachlan has confirmed that he will be part of the cast when Twin Peaks returns to TV next year. MacLachlan, who played quirky Special Agent Dale Cooper, confirmed that he will have a role on the reboot at Showtime's Television Critics Association presentation yesterday, US Magazine reports. MacLachlan said, "I'm very excited to return to the strange and wonderful world of Twin Peaks. May the forest be with you."

Show creator David Lynch then tweeted the news himself:

The new nine-episode season will air on Showtime in 2016, with David Lynch and Mark Frost writing the episodes and Lynch directing. It will follow the first two seasons, which aired from 1990-91. The 25-year gap has some significance to both Lynch and Twin Peaks fans, as in an episode in the show's second season, Laura Palmer tells Agent Cooper in the Black Lodge that she will see him again in 25 years.

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There's no confirmation yet as far as other popular cast members' returns, but we're hoping. We'd love to know what happens to Sherilyn Fenn's Audrey Horne, whose fate is left a mystery at the close of the show in the '90s, and we wouldn't mind hearing from The Log Lady.