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Twin Peaks will return to television for a new season in 2016

The opening to the cult-classic Twin Peaks
The opening to the cult-classic Twin Peaks

Fans of Twin Peaks have waited a quarter-century for a new episode. When it debuted in 1990, Twin Peaks drew an insane 34.6 million viewers. It was groundbreaking because it was weird. And haunting. And possibly too weird and haunting for mainstream viewers. The series ended after its second season and only 30 episodes.

Deadline reported this morning that the show will return in the form of a nine-episode series that will go into production in 2015 and premiere in 2016 to mark the 25th anniversary of the show's first run. Twin Peaks will return on Showtime, spearheaded by original creators David Lynch and Mark Frost. Lynch will direct all nine episodes, surely good news for fans of both the show and his directorial style (which also encompasses films like Blue Velvet and Mulholland Drive).

David Lynch confirmed the return on Twitter this morning, saying:

The scene in Lynch's tweet nods to this scene:

Lynch and Frost said in a press release from Showtime that "The mysterious and special world of Twin Peaks is pulling us back. We’re very excited. May the forest be with you."

Welcome back, Twin Peaks. You've been missed.

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