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Kyle MacLachlan returns to the small screen as Special Agent Dale Cooper in the new series of cult TV show Twin Peaks.

The Showtime network revealed the news at a Television Critics Association meeting in California, where Kyle MacLachlan made a cameo appearance.

“I think you need a damn good cup of coffee,” Kyle MacLachlan said, referring to one of Dale Cooper’s original catchphrases.

“I’m very excited to return to the strange and wonderful world of Twin Peaks,” the actor said.

He added: “May the forest be with you.”Kyle MacLachlan  returns to Twin Peaks

Twin Peaks creator David Lynch later announced the news on Twitter with the hashtag #damnfinecoffee.

The third series will be broadcast on Showtime in the US in 2016.

It will come 25 years after the first two series, which were aired in 1990 and 1991. A prequel film, Fire Walk With Me, was released in 1992.

The unsettling drama explored the murky goings-on in a US town after the murder of teenage beauty queen Laura Palmer.

Twin Peaks won three Golden Globe awards in 1991, including best TV drama series and best actor in a TV drama for Kyle MacLachlan.

Kyle MacLachlan went on to forge a successful TV career after Twin Peaks, with credits including Agents of Shield, The Good Wife, Portlandia, Desperate Housewives and others.

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Twin Peaks will make its return with creators David Lynch and Mark Frost on premium cable channel Showtime in 2016, the network said on October 6.

The murder mystery television series drew audiences and critical praise in the 1990s.

Twin Peaks, which ran for two seasons on the ABC network in 1990 and 1991, was centred on an FBI agent investigating the murder of a homecoming queen in the small fictional town of Twin Peaks.

Twin Peaks will make its return on Showtime in 2016

Twin Peaks will make its return on Showtime in 2016

“The mysterious and special world of Twin Peaks is pulling us back. We’re very excited. May the forest be with you,” David Lynch and Mark Frost said in a statement.

David Lynch will direct all nine episodes and also write and produce the new series with Mark Frost.

The new limited series will be set in present day and will tackle “long-awaited answers,” CBS Corp-owned Showtime said in a statement.

It will go into production in 2015 but it is not known if the original cast will return.

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