David Lynch returns as Gordon Cole in new Twin Peaks teaser

The brief clip shows the show creator in character as the hard-of-hearing FBI agent – eating a doughnut, naturally

A teaser for the Twin Peaks revival has dropped, revealing that writer and director David Lynch will reprise his cameo role as Detective Gordon Cole.

Clocking in at just over 30 seconds, the clip shows Lynch as the hard-of-hearing detective, a minor part he played in the original 90s show, eating a donut. Cole is a fellow FBI agent to special agent Dale Cooper, another lover of all things sweet, including sugary pastries and cherry pie.

Other original cast members to appear in the Showtime reboot include Kyle MacLachlan (Agent Cooper), Mädchen Amick (Shelly Johnson), Dana Ashbrook (Bobby Briggs), Harry Goaz (Deputy Andy Brennan), Michael Horse (Deputy Hawk), David Duchovny (Denise Bryson), James Marshall (James Hurley) and Russ Tamblyn (Dr Jacoby). Cast members who died in the original show, like Leland Palmer (played by Ray Wise) and Walter Olkewicz (Jacques Renault), will also return.

There’s also a host of new residents in the Washington state town, including Sky Ferreira, Amanda Seyfried, Michael Cera, Laura Dern, Naomi Watts, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Trent Reznor, Tim Roth, Tom Sizemore and Sharon Van Etten. David Bowie was meant to return in a cameo role as Phillip Jeffries, an FBI agent he portrayed in the Twin Peaks film, Fire Walk With Me.

A recent featurette showed both new and original cast members discussing the show, with small behind-the-scenes clips.

Twin Peaks is expected to hit TV screens in 2017.