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'Twin Peaks' teaser shows return of creator David Lynch as Gordon Cole

By
Wade Sheridan
Director David Lynch (R) and wife Emily Stofle attend the 41st AFI Life Achievement Award tribute to Mel Brooks on June 6, 2013. Lynch appears as his Twin Peaks character Gordon Cole in a teaser. File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI
Director David Lynch (R) and wife Emily Stofle attend the 41st AFI Life Achievement Award tribute to Mel Brooks on June 6, 2013. Lynch appears as his "Twin Peaks" character Gordon Cole in a teaser. File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 19 (UPI) -- David Lynch returns as character Gordon Cole in a new short teaser for Showtime's upcoming revival of Twin Peaks.

The clip, released Sunday, features Lynch wearing a hearing-aid and eating a donut as a slightly altered version of the show's main theme plays in in the background.

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Gordon Cole, a side character, appeared on the series as the nearly-deaf FBI superior to main protagonist Dale Cooper, portrayed by Kyle MacLachlan, who is also set to return.

The revival is written and produced by series creators Lynch and Mark Frost and directed by Lynch.

"Widely considered one of the most groundbreaking and influential broadcast series of all time, Twin Peaks followed the inhabitants of a quaint northwestern town who were stunned after their homecoming queen Laura Palmer was shockingly murdered. The town's sheriff welcomed the help of FBI agent Dale Cooper, who came to town to investigate the case," reads a synopsis that recalls the events of the original series.

"As Cooper conducted his search for Laura's killer, the town's secrets were gradually exposed. The mystery that ensued set off an eerie chain of events that plunged the inhabitants of Twin Peaks into a darker examination of their very existence. Twenty-five years later, the story continues..."

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Previously, Showtime had released a teaser in October that celebrated the musical contribution composer Angelo Badalamenti made to the sequel series.

Twin Peaks will premiere on Showtime in 2017.

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