The return of cult drama Twin Peaks is still on – with David Lynch back on board.
In January, Showtime placed a nine-episode order for a new season of the show, which will be set in the present day but follows on from the original series that aired on ABC between 1990 and 1991.
The series follows the inhabitants of a quaint northwestern town who were left stunned after their homecoming queen Laura Palmer is murdered. Then as an FBI agent arrives to help the sheriff solve the case, more of the town’s secrets are exposed.
Lynch was due to executive produce and write each episode with Mark Frost.
However, Lynch has now taken to Twitter again to confirm he was back with the project:
— David Lynch (@DAVID_LYNCH) May 16, 2015
A statement from David Nevins, Showtime’s president, also revealed Lynch will now direct the entire series, which will be longer than the previously advertised nine hours:
This damn fine cup of coffee from Mark and David tastes more delicious than ever. Totally worth the extra brewing time and the cup is even bigger than we expected. David will direct the whole thing which will total more than the originally announced nine hours. Preproduction starts now!!
Twin Peaks is due to air in 2016, the 25th anniversary of when it last aired.