Ahead of the revival's premiere, creator and director David Lynch eats a donut in a nostalgic teaser.

By Joey Nolfi
December 19, 2016 at 01:02 PM EST
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Showtime has thus far remained tight-lipped about its upcoming Twin Peaks revival, though creator and director David Lynch is opening wide for a nostalgic teaser ahead of the series’ return in 2017.

In the short clip, which aired Sunday night on the network, Lynch, clad in a dark suit with a hearing aid in his right ear, chomps on a glazed donut as the cult hit’s iconic theme song plays. The scene is a nod to FBI deputy director Gordon Cole, whom Lynch first played during Twin Peaks’ initial run on ABC between 1990 and 1991 and the 1992 movie Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me.

Plot details are being kept under wraps, though in April the network announced a 217-strong roster of returning actors and fresh faces headed to the series’ titular Washington town. Though series staple Kyle MacLachlan is set to return — alongside fresh faces like Naomi Watts, Laura Dern, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Michael Cera, Amanda Seyfried, and singer-songwriter Sky Ferreira — fans were quick to notice several omissions, including Piper Laurie and Joan Chen.

“I did send a note to David that I would be delighted to return,” Laurie told EW in May. “But, I think most of the material that I was in on the original didn’t really involve the darker aspects of the show, and I can guess maybe that’s where David and Mark Frost are going.”

Showtime previously teased the program’s return in a series of short videos; one featured MacLachlan discussing stepping into the role of Dale Cooper some 26 years after he first played the part.

“Revisiting all this territory, there’s a freshness to it,” he said in the clip. “There’s nothing I can say to describe it. It’s been absolutely wonderful.”

Twin Peaks returns sometime in 2017 on Showtime. Subscribers will be able to watch both seasons of the murder-mystery via the Showtime Streaming Service, Showtime On Demand, and Showtime Anytime beginning Dec. 26. Watch the new teaser above.

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