A wise man once said, "When two separate events occur simultaneously pertaining to the same object in inquiry we must always pay strict attention." The wise man in question? If you have to ask, you clearly weren't a fan of Twin Peaks' resident java junkie Agent Cooper. Well, I was a fan (a huge obsessive one, in fact) and those sage words came in handy last month when I happened to run into Kyle MacLachlan (Event No. 1) just days after hearing a rumor (Event No. 2) that Twin Peaks cocreator Mark Frost was in early development on a series of TV -movies featuring Coop. Creepy, huh? Well, not only did I pay strict attention to the coincidence, I went a step further and pressed MacLachlan for the scoop!
"I think Mark made a casual remark during an interview about the show and it spread like wildfire," he says. "I don't think he realized quite the stir he was going to make." The interview he's referring to was with MTV.com and here's what Frost said: "Weve talked a little about [a new project], and its a possibility down the road. I think it would be hard to re-create the world of Twin Peaks at this point, but Kyle is still there and still a terrific actor, and thats a character we could possibly take other places."
MacLachlan, who, judging by the latest ratings data, may soon be free of his In Justice commitment, sounds game. "I have not heard anything formally, but it would be interesting to see what kind of story they came up with," he says. "He was a great character." Great? More like one of the best. Ever.