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Twin Peaks to return to TV

'TWIN Peaks' is returning to the small screen.

The cult 90s TV show - which starred Kyle MacLachlan, Piper Laurie, Sherilyn Fenn, Joan Chen and Russ Tamblyn - is being revived by Showtime and its original creators David Lynch and Mark Frost for a nine-episode third series which is scheduled to air in 2016.

The surreal show - which originally aired from April 1990 to June 1991 - told the story of agent Dale Cooper as he attempted to solve the murder of Laura Palmer in the fictional Washington town of Twin Peaks.

No cast details for the series have been released but Showtime's president David Nevins has confirmed the plot will be as "wonderful and strange" as the original.

He said: "To quote Agent Cooper, 'I have no idea where this will lead us, but I have a definite feeling it will be a place both wonderful and strange.' "

According to New York Daily News newspaper, David and Mark felt the show was "pulling them back" after the first and second series failed to tie up the loose ends and questions left open when the bizarre ABC show ended abruptly.

The pair said in a statement: "The mysterious and special world of 'Twin Peaks' is pulling us back. We're very excited. May the forest be with you."

Showtime has also announced it will air the first two seasons of the show in the run up to the long-anticipated third series' debut.