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The “Twin Peaks” welcome sign is back up, but will the population count go down in the new Showtime series?
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Cue Angelo Badalamenti’s haunting theme song from the original “Twin Peaks” and waterfall footage, and just like that we’re transported back to David Lynch’s eerie murder mystery TV series about a dead homecoming queen named Laura Palmer and a small town full of a secrets.
With “Twin Peaks” returning on Showtime with co-creators David Lynch and Mark Frost, as well as Badalamenti, fans are eager to find out any details about the upcoming show, which doesn’t debut until 2017.

A new Showtime video, which launched the new official “Twin Peaks” YouTube page on December 18, features the unveiling of the town’s welcome sign and a few surprises.
“Location sometimes becomes a character,” actor Michael Horse — who played Deputy Hawk in the original “Twin Peaks” series that ran during the ’90s — said in the video. “There’s a lot of holy places up here, a lot of sacred places. I can’t put me finger on how I would describe it. It just touches something in the psyche. It’s almost like being in a moving painting.”
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Is that Agent Cooper or are we about to meet a new character in the upcoming “Twin Peaks” revival on Showtime?
Video screenshot by Bonnie Burton/CNET
While it’s not officially confirmed that Deputy Hawk will be returning to the new series, we do know that Kyle MacLachlan will be returning as FBI Agent Dale Cooper. The new series will include 18 episodes written by Lynch and Mark Frost, and directed by Lynch.

In the original series, the town’s sheriff worked with Agent Cooper, who came to town to investigate the case. As Cooper looked for Laura’s killer, weird secrets about the town’s inhabitants began to surface including extra-dimensional spaces in the woods called the Black and White Lodges.

At the end of the video we see a shadowy figure who looks like he’s trying to escape a dust storm. Could this be Agent Cooper trapped in between dimensions? Or is it a brand new character we have yet to meet?
About 25 years after the theatrical release of “Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me” in 1992, the story will continue…and we can’t wait.
The new “Twin Peaks” series is anticipated to air on Showtime in 2017.

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