David Lynch Welcomes Kyle MacLachlan Back to ‘Twin Peaks’ (Photo)

Showtime’s reboot is coming in 2016 to coincide with the cult series’ 25th anniversary

On the heels of the announcement that Kyle MacLachlan will reprise his iconic role as FBI Special Agent Dale Cooper in Showtime’s remake of the ABC’s drama “Twin Peaks,” director David Lynch shared the first image of the actor back in character on Monday.

The cult thriller returns as a new limited series on Showtime in 2016 to coincide with the 25th anniversary of the original that first aired on April 8, 1990.

Lynch went on to share a photo of his star dressed in his signature black suit and tie with the message, “Welcome Back to #Twin Peaks, Special Agent Dale Cooper.”

Series creators and executive producers Lynch and Mark Frost are on board to write and produce all nine episodes of the reboot, with Lynch also directing every episode.

Also on Monday, MacLachlan shared a “damn fine cup of coffee” on stage with Showtime Networks president David Nevins at the Television Critics Association press tour in Pasadena, California, in a throwback reference to Agent Cooper’s black-coffee-and-cherry-pie obsession.

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Eric Charbonneau/ SHOWTIME

The original “Twin Peaks” followed the residents of a quaint northwestern town, stunned after the murder of homecoming queen Laura Palmer. FBI agent Dale Cooper arrives to investigate the case, but as he looks into Laura’s killing, the town’s secrets are gradually exposed.

Set in the present day, “Twin Peaks” will continue the lore of the original series, providing long-awaited answers for the series’ passionate fan base, according to a statement from the network.

For viewers hoping to reminisce, Showtime plans on re-airing the first two seasons of “Twin Peaks” in advance of the new episodes.

MacLachlan received two Emmy nominations and a Golden Globe Award for his role as Agent Cooper.