‘Twin Peaks’ to return with new series in 2016

Creator David Lynch says, 'It is happening again'

Twin Peaks is set to return with a new series over 25 years after it was first broadcast.

Creator David Lynch has tweeted a link to the first teaser trailer for the new show. The film director-turned-Paris nightclub impresario posted the message: “Dear Twitter Friends… It is happening again.”

A statement released along with the teaser trailer on YouTube by TV network Showtime said: “The groundbreaking television phenomenon, Golden Globe and Peabody Award-winner Twin Peaks will return as a new limited series on Showtime in 2016.

“Series creators and executive producers David Lynch and Mark Frost will write and produce all nine episodes of the limited series.”

The original series followed the shockwaves felt in a small American town after the murder of high school beauty Laura Palmer. The subsequent investigation embraced the macabre and surreal style of Lynch’s previous work on films like Eraserhead and Blue Velvet.

It was reported in January that Lynch was preparing a promo for the new series.

Twin Peaks won three Golden Globe awards in 1991, including best actor in a TV drama for Kyle MacLachlan who played FBI Agent Dale Cooper.

Following the 30 episodes originally broadcast, Lynch made the film Fire Walk With Me. Released in 1992 as a prequel to the television series it examined events leading up to the murder of Laura Palmer.

Watch the teaser trailer for the new series below.