Almost a quarter of a century on, it still seems really unlikely that we're actually getting more Twin Peaks. And that's not only because the void of time is so long and the original series feels so self contained but also because original writer/director David Lynch has quite openly moved away from anything resembling a conventional career in recent years.
But it really is an acutal, totally genuine thing. And if you wanted proof, Showtime has just released the first teaser for the new series. Check it out.
Ok so it's obviously just footage from the older episodes with a special focus on the character played by Michael J Anderson - yes he was the dude in the red room who spoke backwards and was of fairly small stature. Sometimes he said things at Kyle MacLachlan's Agent Cooper. Rarely he made sense.
Seeing as Lynch and co only recently started filming the new series it's a safe bet that we're going to be seeing plenty of little teases using old footage for the time being. Showtime hasn't yet revealed a broadcast date for the new episodes or even how many they're making - apparently because they just don't know. Lynch is writing and shooting the sequence as a massive movie and will cut things up afterwards in his own unique way.
MacLachlan is definitely back and otherwise we've mostly heard of new names being added to the mix, including Amanda Seyfried and Robert Knepper. A new name in the mix today is Peter Sarsgaard, who may or may not actually be in the show as official news is hard to come by.