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'Twin Peaks' To Return On Showtime In 2016

Showtime will bring "Twin Peaks" back for at least one more season nearly 25 years after it went off the air.

'Twin Peaks' To Return On Showtime In 2016
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It's the good news '90s TV fans likely thought they would never hear: "Twin Peaks" is coming back thanks to Showtime. 

Series creators David Lynch and Mark Frost tweeted hints Friday that the show might be getting a revival.

And now Showtime has released an announcement video that reveals the show will return in 2016 with a nine-episode season.

Now, here's where I'm supposed to do an impersonation and talk about what a damn fine cup of coffee I'm drinking. I'm not good at impersonations.

Lynch and Frost will return to write and direct all nine episodes, which will not be a reboot. Instead, the new version will pick up the storyline 25 years from where it left off when it was canceled back in 1991. The show followed the quirky inhabitants of Twin Peaks as it was rocked by the murder of the local homecoming queen. 

It's not yet known if Kyle MacLachlan will reprise his leading role as FBI Agent Dale Cooper or if anyone else from the original cast will be returning. 

If you haven't seen the original show, don't fret. Showtime plans to re-air its two seasons leading up to the premiere. Plus, it's available on Netflix as well.

Deadline refers to the show as "groundbreaking, genre-bending, stylish, moody and a little weird," explaining that it paved the way for the more stylistic shows that thrive today.

Bringing a cult classic show like this one back from the grave seems to be the latest trend in television right now. 

NBC announced earlier this year it will bring its long-dead show "Heroes" back for a 10-episode miniseries.

"Veronica Mars" fans managed to launch a successful Kickstarter campaign that brought the character briefly back to life for a movie seven years after it was originally canceled. 

And who could forget Netflix brought "Arrested Development" back for a season?

A writer for HitFix tweeted an interesting point. For once, it's not video streamers like Netflix making headlines in the TV industry but a more traditional network like Showtime.

Now, if you've already tempered expectations over whether this reiteration can capture the magic of the original show, you aren't alone. The circumstances seem pretty similar to the "Arrested Development" revival, which wasn't exactly a big hit. 

But a writer for Time encourages you to stay optimistic, saying, "Frost and Lynch don't need to make more Twin Peaks. That they are doing so anyway tells me they have ideas they're excited about, and that's reason enough for hope."

Right now, "Twin Peaks" is only slated for one season, but Frost has said it could turn into an ongoing effort. 

This video includes an image from Getty Images.