‘Twin Peaks’: David Lynch Reveals Full Cast Of Showtime Reboot, Includes Big Names
Twin Peaks, the 1990s serial drama created by David Lynch and Mark Frost, is getting a reboot. Some sources say that filming has just been completed. The reboot was originally scheduled to air this year, on the 25th anniversary of the last episode of Season 2, but it was pushed back to 2017.
Twin Peaks was one of the highest-rated shows in 1990 and gained critical success despite only having two seasons and 30 episodes (eight episodes for Season 1 and 22 episodes for Season 2). The serial drama revolves around FBI Agent Dale Cooper (Kyle MacLachlan), who is investigating the death of homecoming queen Laura Palmer (Sheryl Lee) in Twin Peaks, Washington, a fictional town. The series aired on ABC and concluded on June 10, 1991.
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Twin Peaks has a large following, and fans have been anticipating more information regarding the reboot since last year. Now, there is some information that will likely get fans even more excited. It was previously announced that Kyle MacLachlan will be reprising his role as Agent Dale Cooper. Other actors from the original Twin Peaks who will be back for the reboot include David Duchovny, Sheryl Lee, Dana Ashbrook, Peggy Lipton, and a few others. Catherine E. Coulson, who played the role of the Log Lady, passed away last year, but she reportedly filmed some scenes prior to her passing.
Deadline reports that David Lynch shared a full list of the cast, all 217 members, and there are some big names that are included in the list. Some of them are Ashley Judd, Jim Belushi, Amanda Seyfried, Naomi Watts, Tom Sizemore, Jennifer Jason Leigh, and Monica Bellucci.
Even a few rockstars such as Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam and Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails made the list. Other musicians will be making an appearance as well. See the full list of the Twin Peaks cast here.
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According to The Guardian, the Twin Peaks reboot is set 25 years after the events of the last storyline. No other details are available right now, but co-creator Mark Frost promises to “raise the bar.”
“The challenge for us is to try and come back and raise the bar above what we did the last time.
The Twin Peaks reboot had hit some snags along the way. In April last year, David Lynch said that he would not be returning to direct the reboot because of monetary disagreements with Showtime, the network that will be airing the show. In a tweet, the director said, “After one year and four months of negotiations, I left because not enough money was offered to do the script the way I felt it needed to be done.” A month later, however, as CNN reported last year, Lynch announced that he is back in the director’s chair.
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In December, an official teaser for the Twin Peaks reboot was posted on the series’ Facebook page, and fans caught a glimpse of the show’s setting. Earlier today, another post was shared showing the “Welcome to Twin Peaks” sign with the following caption.
“The cameras have stopped rolling. A key piece of the mystery is revealed. Welcome back to Twin Peaks.”
Check out the Twin Peaks teaser below.
Twin Peaks is scheduled to premiere on Showtime sometime next year. Are you excited to see what new mysteries Twin Peaks has to offer? Share your thoughts below.
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