Los Angeles, California – Golden Globe winner and Emmy Award nominee Kyle MacLachlan will reprise his role as FBI Agent Dale Cooper when the critically-acclaimed, ground breaking television phenomenon Twin Peaks returns as a new limited series on Showtime. Series creators and executive producers David Lynch and Mark Frost are on board to write and produce all nine episodes of the limited series. Four-time Oscar nominee David Lynch will direct every episode. Twin Peaks will go into production in 2015 to air on the network in 2016, marking the 25th anniversary of when the programme last aired. Set in the present day, Twin Peaks will continue the lore of the original series, providing long-awaited answers for the series’ passionate fan base. The announcement was made by Showtime Networks President David Nevins and MacLachlan at the Television Critics Association’s annual Winter Press Tour. Twin Peaks is distributed internationally by CBS Studios International.

As the star of Twin Peaks, MacLachlan received two Emmy nominations and a Golden Globe Award. MacLachlan other television credits include The Good Wife, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Sex and The City, Desperate Housewives, Believe, How I Met Your Mother, Portlandia, In Justice and Law and Order: Special Victims Unit. MacLachlan made his feature film debut in 1984 in the futuristic drama Dune, directed by David Lynch. This was followed by his second collaboration with Lynch in 1986 in Blue Velvet. His other feature film credits include Mao’s Last Dancer, The Doors, Breathe In, Peace, Love and Misunderstanding, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2, Hamlet, Timecode, One Night Stand, The Trigger Effect, The Flinstones, The Trial and the cult classic Showgirls. MacLachlan made his directorial debut in 1993 with an episode of the darkly comic hit series Tales from the Crypt.