Guess who's coming back to Twin Peaks (hint: he likes a good cuppa joe)

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Jan 13, 2015, 11:00 AM EST

The new season of Twin Peaks that's coming to Showtime just got a lot more interesting than it already was.

That's because it was confirmed yesterday that Kyle MacLachlan will reprise his role as the coffee-loving Special Agent Dale Cooper on the show. Twin Peaks co-creator and director David Lynch sent out a photo of MacLachlan in costume on Twitter, which was followed a short time later by the official announcement from the network.

MacLachlan was nominated twice for an Emmy and won a Golden Globe for his portrayal of Cooper during Twin Peaks' first two seasons back in 1990 and 1991, and he made an appearance in the Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me prequel film in 1992. The end of season two -- and the end of the series until now -- found Cooper possessed by the evil entity BOB, so it should be fascinating to see how the new season resolves that.

MacLachlan has been one of the busiest actors around ever since making his feature-film debut in Lynch's 1984 film version of Dune. His movies include Blue Velvet, The Doors, Timecode, Showgirls, The Trigger Effect and many others, while his TV resume contains shows like The Good Wife, Sex and the City, Desperate Housewives, Believe, How I Met Your Mother and more. Most recently he has been seen as Skye's father, Dr. Calvin Zabo, on Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

As previously reported, the new season of Twin Peaks will consist of nine episodes written and produced by Lynch and co-creator Mark Frost, with Lynch directing all nine as well. Production will begin this year, with the series set to air on Showtime sometime in 2016.

What do you think about Kyle MacLachlan returning as Agent Cooper to Twin Peaks?

(via Collider)