Between now and sometime in 2016, fans and devotees of the TV masterpiece "Twin Peaks" will be going back over the show's original two-season run. Questions are sure to be raised.
There were many questions left dangling by the ABC show's abrupt ending in 1991. And now that it's returning as a nine-episode limited series on Showtime, there will be even more questions.
How many of the original cast members will return? Will Laura Palmer still be a factor? What will happen to poor Agent Cooper, stuck in the Black Lodge with his evil doppelganger running free? Will the previously unseen footage in the "Twin Peaks" box set released this summer be used or ignored?
The questions are endless, and that's really the point, isn't it? "Twin Peaks" was a show about a mystery, and without those unanswered questions, there really is no mystery.
Which is why there's only one question that co-creators David Lynch and Mark Frost need to answer: Will they commit to not giving us all the answers?
The new limited series will be co-written by Frost and Lynch, and the plan, as announced, is to have Lynch direct all nine episodes.
Frost has given several interviews since the announcement, but he is, understandably, reluctant to reveal many concrete details about a series that is still over a year away from premiering.
But he did tell The Times that Cooper's fate was "not going to be something that will seem ambiguous when you see it."