More than two decades on, and the owls are still not what they seem.
Cult favorite "Twin Peaks" will return to television in a nine-episode limited series on Showtime in 2016, 25 years after its cancellation, the network announced Monday.
Co-creators Mark Frost and David Lynch will write and produce the series, while Lynch will direct all nine hours. Production will begin in 2015, but casting has yet to be announced.
According to Showtime, the revival will be set in the present day and "will continue the lore of the original series, providing long-awaited answers for the series' passionate fan base."
The surreal, stylized drama became a pop culture sensation when it premiered on ABC in 1990, with the mystery of "who killed Laura Palmer?" captivating millions of viewers -- for a while, anyway. The drama's continued influence, however, can be seen across television. Most recently, many have noted the similarities between "Twin Peaks" and Fox's upcoming event series "Wayward Pines."
It reached a fever pitch Friday afternoon when both Lynch, the acclaimed director of such dark, trippy films as "Blue Velvet" and "Mulholland Drive," and Frost, a veteran TV writer and producer with credits including the groundbreaking "Hill Street Blues," tweeted the same cryptic message, "That gum you like is coming back in style," that fans instantly recognized as an allusion to the show.