Twin Peaks Season 3 announced: All we know so far

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It has been announced that a third season of Twin Peaks will air in 2016.

It was a day fans of Twin Peaks feared would never come, but finally, the announcement has been made that a third season of David Lynch and Mark Frost's cult classic will return to our screens in 2016.

The news came from Lynch himself, who tweeted 'Dear Twitter Friends...it is happening again.' 

The message was accompanied by a suitably bizarre teaser trailer that panned in on the famous Twin Peaks sign along with the caption '2016'.

The new season will air on Showtime in the US, although as yet there is no news as to how British viewers will be able to watch a show that was the ultimate water-cooler event when it aired in the early nineties.

The mystery surrounding Laura Palmer's death captivated audiences and was like no other television experience before or since.

It has been announced that Lynch and Frost will write and produce all nine episodes of the third installment, which will air 25 years after what many fans feared would be the final season back in 1991.