It is happening again, but when? That is the question fans of the cult classic ABC series "Twin Peaks" are asking ahead of Showtime's highly anticipated "25 Years Late" reboot. Showtime President David Nevins remains optimistic fans could be enjoying new "Twin Peaks" episodes as early as fall 2016, but the exact date remains a mystery. 

Speaking at the Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour last Thursday, Nevins said he wanted to get the show out to viewers as soon as possible. 

“I want it as badly and as soon as the biggest fans in the world want it,” Nevins said, according to TV Line. “I’m hoping we make 2016. It’s not clear. It’s ultimately going to be in [series co-creators David Lynch and Mark Frost’s] control. They’re going to shoot the whole thing and then they’ll start posting. Bottom line is I’ll take it when they’re ready with it, but I’m hoping sooner rather than later.”

While fans would be delighted to get the "Twin Peaks" reboot in 2016, Nevins' optimistic projection contradicts what series co-creator Mark Frost has previously said about the show's timetable. In an interview posted on the National Baseball Hall of Fame’s blog -- which surfaced after Frost paid a visit to the storied sports museum in Cooperstown, New York, in June -- Frost said the world would likely have to wait another year for the return of Dale Cooper (Kyle Maclachlan) and the rest of the "Twin Peaks" universe. 

"We’re coming back with Season 3 of 'Twin Peaks' after a 25-year absence,” Frost said. “We’ve finished the scripts, we start production in September, and that will be coming out on Showtime sometime in 2017.”

When will "Twin Peaks" premiere on Showtime? Only time will tell. However, nobody seems to know for sure just how much time.