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Kyle MacLachlan on returning to Twin Peaks: 'There’s nothing I can say to describe it'

If fans of Twin Peaks can’t wait to return to their favorite Pacific Northwest town, imagine how the members of the show’s original cast must feel — especially the man behind Agent Dale Cooper himself.

Well, wonder no more! In a new video, above, Cooper’s portrayer Kyle MacLachlan talks about what it’s like to return to the role he originated after 25 years.

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

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See the cover of Mark Frost's The Secret History of Twin Peaks -- exclusive

While fans eagerly await the premiere of the Twin Peaks revival in 2017, fans can soon pick up co-creator Mark Frost’s new book, The Secret History of Twin Peaks.

The novel — which will be published on Oct. 18 — will give an inside look on what’s happened to the iconic characters since the show went off air in 1991. The series is set to return on Showtime in a nine-episode run. 

EW has the exclusive first look of the cover below:

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Showtime welcomes the return of Twin Peaks with new teaser

The road to Twin Peaks has been reopened.

Showtime has unveiled a new teaser for the revival series, written and executive produced by David Lynch with co-creator Mark Frost, showing the resurrection of the Twin Peaks town sign, which indicates the population has not changed since the original series (or at least, no one has bothered to change the number).

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Twin Peaks revival to premiere in 2017, says co-creator

UPDATE 11/03: CBS Corporation president and CEO Les Moonves confirmed the 2017 arrival date during an earnings call on Tuesday. Co-creator Mark Frost said back in July that the original 2016 release date had been pushed to 2017, but Showtime had declined to comment at the time.

EARLIER: Who killed the Twin Peaks release date? Mark Frost and David Lynch!

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25 years later: The 5 ways Twin Peaks changed TV

While the future of Twin Peaks remains uncertain, there’s little doubt about the overwhelming influence David Lynch and Mark Frost’s drama—which originally premiered April 8, 1990—has had on television over the last 25 years.

In fact, identifying every program that shares some DNA with Twin Peaks would mean naming most of the biggest dramas, and even some of the biggest comedies, of the last two-and-a-half decades. Twin Peaks’ idiosyncratic design, plot, characters, camerawork, and nearly every other notable aspect of the show have been referenced, honored, and outright copied ad nauseum since Laura Palmer’s body was discovered on a riverbank.

With that extensive reach in mind, let’s take a look back at some of the most notable ways Twin Peaks lives on after its short but influential 30-episode run.

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