If you can hear a faint, but tangible roar happening outside don’t panic – it’s merely the legion of Twin Peaks having their collective minds blown.

The reaction to the news, rumoured over the weekend and now confirmed, that David Lynch and Mark Frost have conspired to return to the show, as promised, 25 Years Later.

TP 25 years

Following a double tweet from Lynch and Frost that ‘The gum you like is going to come back in style’ (accompanied by the hashtag #damngoodcoffee) at 11:30 (the exact moment Agent Dale Cooper entered the town of Twin Peaks in the first episode speculation ran rife.

A few moments ago Lynch tweeted a link to this video. Goosebumps ensued.

The trades are now confirming the news that Showtime have secured the rights to the third season of the show, with nine episodes making up the series. The icing on the cherry pie is this: David Lynch will direct all nine episodes.

With shows such as True Detective making such hay it seems now is the perfect time. When the original show was cancelled, leaving its fan with a terrible cliffhanger, Lynch immediately went into production on the prequel film Fire Walk With Me. The film suffered a mauling at Cannes, though now is regarded as one of Lynch’s best, the director has maintained he was done with the show.

Earlier this year the prayers of the fans were answered with the Blu-ray edition of the show which included the famous deleted scenes and this clearly paved the way for all involved to get into a room and decide to return to Twin Peaks.

and may explain this tweet from a few months ago…

Lynch found him you’ll be glad to know.

We are to rejoin the town (and hopefully most of the cast) twenty-five years later when we’ll presumably pick up the story once again. Sadly Jack Nance, Don Davis and Frank Silva have passed on since the show finished but the show will go back into production in 2015 to air in 2016.

This is us right now.

Back and ready twin peaks

In an interview with TVLine Mark Frost explained further:

It is not a remake. The story continues. The seeds of where we go were planted where we’ve been.

We decided at that first lunch that if we were going to do this it had to be the two of us. It started with us and we felt it was only right if it continued with the two of us. So we pledged right then and there that we were going to write it ourselves, and David said he wanted to direct all of them. And we’ll produce them together. That’s the basis on which we decided to go forward.