Trent Reznor and other grunge-era rock stars have recently wrapped production on the revival series of Twin Peaks, which is coming to Showtime soon. The series, which is a continuation of the cult hit series in the ’90s from famed director David Lynch, is reportedly making a limited comeback for the premium cable network.
According to Rolling Stone, Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor was joined in the production by Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder in a star-studded cable television event that includes over 200 names on the cast list.
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On top of Trent Reznor and Eddie Vedder, Twin Peaks also featured Sky Ferreira, Sharon Van Etten, Robin Finck, and Mariqueen Reznor (wife to Trent Reznor), from the music scene.
Although Twin Peaks had a constant aura of mystery that surrounded the show when it originally aired, it has long since been surpassed in the classic cliffhanger arena. The recent Season 6 finale of The Walking Dead has gained more hype and momentum than Twin Peaks and Dallas combined in regards to the season ending on a “whodunit?”
But one thing that is of note for the series is that the all-star lineup for the revival show will no doubt bring back viewers from the original era, considering both Trent Reznor and Eddie Vedder were big names during the rise of the grunge scene in the same time period.
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Those who are also to be featured on the show include Jim Belushi, Tim Roth, Michael Cera, Monica Bellucci, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Robert Forster, Ashley Judd, and Amanda Seyfried. Those who are returning, or are just classic actors for David Lynch, include Kyle MacLachlan, Laura Dern, Balthazar Getty, and Naomi Watts.
Trent Reznor and Eddie Vedder both have been very active on the music scene, still putting out hit albums to this day and selling millions of copies worldwide. Reznor, who has long been considering the only real staple performer for Nine Inch Nails, has also been known to do several event style concerts, which includes a set on the PBS show Austin City Limits.
The Twin Peaks Facebook page has also outlined the complete list of cast members, which rounds out around 200 actors. They have also confirmed that the series has officially wrapped up production with Trent Reznor and Eddie Vedder in co-starring roles.
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FBI Agent Dale Cooper, played by star Kyle MacLachlan, will also be returning for the series reboot.
Trent Reznor has also recently been in the news when he failed to make the inductee list for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Class of 2016. Although the singer and songwriter has been the classic main attraction for the Nine Inch Nails live sets, his music has long since been under scrutiny as being too electronic for the Hall.
But in retrospect, Reznor and the Nails have missed the Hall’s induction while pioneering rap superstar group N.W.A. made the induction list this year. While Reznor and the Nails do indeed incorporate an electronic style of synthesized music into their act, so does N.W.A. Furthermore, according to Salon, most will argue that if N.W.A. deserves the right to be in the hall, so does Trent Reznor and the Nine Inch Nails.
But at the same time, what’s done is done. There isn’t any going back and changing who got in and who didn’t. Also, you won’t hear Trent Reznor or anyone else making public comments about that because of how much controversy the Hall of Fame has been associated with in recent years, which involves their nominating process and how they go about putting eligible stars in the Hall.
In regards to Trent Reznor and Twin Peaks, that show is not scheduled to air on Showtime until 2017.
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