Now that David Lynch is back on board, fans of Twins Peaks are eagerly looking forward to Showtime’s revival of the cult series, and during an interview with Deadline actor Kyle MacLachlan has been sharing his thoughts on his upcoming reunion with Lynch and turning to the role of FBI Special Agent Dale Cooper.
“I’d always harbored, I guess, a fantasy that I might be able to revisit the character in some way–Dale Cooper. I so enjoyed him and he was such an interesting mix of…he’s just a complex person. I didn’t know what form that would take. I said ‘I hope it happens,’ but there was no real campaign on my part to try and get David to do anything. But David and I are friends, so we would sometimes get together and have a cup of coffee and we’d reminisce and talk about stuff. I’d always say, “you ever think about it?” Nothing much would come of it. We would remember back and have a good laugh. We talk a lot about those things, people we worked with from Dune and Blue Velvet and all that. So we share this great history, and it’s fun to revisit it from time to time over a cup of coffee. So I was completely surprised when David said, ‘it looks like we’re going to return,’ and I was very excited for two reasons really. One is the character of Dale Cooper, which is a lot of fun and the world of Twin Peaks. Secondly, the chance to work with David again because we haven’t worked together as actor/director for 25 years roughly. So it’s been a while. I missed that relationship very much. I have read a couple [of scripts] but I can’t share anything with you. I would love to, believe me. I can certainly say without hesitation, it’s going to be amazing.”
Filming on the new Twin Peaks is set to get underway in the fall, with other cast members confirmed to return alongside MacLachlan in Sheryl Lee, Sherilyn Fenn, Dana Ashbrook, Richard Beymer and Catherine E. Coulson.