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Twin Peaks returning on Showtime

David Lynch’s seminal miniseries Twin Peaks is being reinvented for US cable network Showtime.

Lynch and fellow series creator Mark Frost are working on nine new episodes, with the former set to direct them. A 2016 airdate has been pencilled in.

Lynch and Frost own rights to the Twin Peaks brand through their Lynch/Frost Productions imprint, but CBS controls distribution through an earlier deal.

Lynch/Frost will produce, with creators executive producing the show for CBS Corp.-owned Showtime.

The offbeat original ABC series, which ran for two seasons in 1990 and 1991, is recognised as one of the most popular and influential television shows of all time and has developed a cult following.

The dark mystery drama followed events and characters from a strange town following the murder of a homecoming queen. Plot details for the new show are under wraps.

Besides creating show, Lynch is known one of Hollywood’s most influential maverick film directors for movies such as Blue Velvet, Mulholland Drive and Inland Empire.