Kyle MacLachlan on His Return for 'Twin Peaks' Reboot
I'm gonna put this straight out there: I loved 'Twin Peaks'. It had the perfect mix of crazy characters, multifaceted plot lines, and just enough eerie, Lynchian mystery to keep me hooked throughout. That being said, I'm not entirely sure it needs a reboot. The show isn't exactly old, it's aged fairly well, and it has enough cult credit to last a good few decades yet. If there's one person who can convince me of its potential, however, then it's Agent Dale Cooper himself.
Speaking with Deadline, he had a few things to say about one of his most popular character portrayals:
Well I was surprised. I’d always harbored, I guess, a fantasy that I might be able to revisit the character in some way–Dale Cooper. I so enjoyed him and he was such an interesting mix of…he’s just a complex person. I didn’t know what form that would take. I said “I hope it happens,” but there was no real campaign on my part to try and get David to do anything. But David and I are friends, so we would sometimes get together and have a cup of coffee and we’d reminisce and talk about stuff. I’d always say, “you ever think about it?” Nothing much would come of it. We would remember back and have a good laugh. We talk a lot about those things, people we worked with from Dune and Blue Velvet and all that. So we share this great history, and it’s fun to revisit it from time to time over a cup of coffee. So I was completely surprised when David said, “it looks like we’re going to return,” and I was very excited for two reasons really. One is the character of Dale Cooper, which is a lot of fun and the world of Twin Peaks. Secondly, the chance to work with David again because we haven’t worked together as actor/director for 25 years roughly. So it’s been a while. I missed that relationship very much.
I have read a couple [of script pages] but I can’t share anything with you. I would love to, believe me. I can certainly say without hesitation, it’s going to be amazing.
For the other hesitant Twin Peaks fans out there, lets just hope Kyle is on target with his predictions, and the reboot lives up to its legacy.