‘Twin Peaks’ Cast List Revealed

Naomi Watts Amanda Seyfried Trent Reznor
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Showtime revealed the cast members of David Lynch’s upcoming “Twin Peaks” revival series — all 217 of them.

Among the original actors set to return are David Duchovny, Alicia Witt, David Patrick Kelly and Harry Dean Stanton. Series lead Kyle MacLachlan had already been announced as coming back for the new series.

New cast members include Monica Bellucci, Jim Belushi, Jeremy Davies, Laura Dern, Hailey Gates, Balthazar Getty, Ernie Hudson, Ashley Judd, David Koechner, Matthew Lillard, Trent Reznor, Tim Roth, Amanda Seyfried, Tom Sizemore, Jessica Szohr, Eddie Vedder and Naomi Watts.

Original cast members not featured on cast list include Lara Flynn Boyle and Piper Laurie.

Showtime’s “Twin Peaks” will pick up decades after the original series, which ran for two seasons on ABC and ended in 1991. Lynch and Mark Frost will write and executive produce the new series, with Lynch set to direct all the episodes. The new series, which recently wrapped principal photography, will premiere in 2017.

The series has been in production since late 2014, and was nearly scuttled last year when Lynch appeared to walk away from it. Showtime and the director resolved their differences, but an original release target of 2016 ended up being pushed.

Check out the entire cast below.

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  1. Beak says:

    THEOWLSARENOTWHATTHEYSEEM

  2. IT--2--IT says:

    YET ? – – —UGH ? – – —-GAIN?

    – – — —-BULLLLEH—— – – – –

  3. serai1 says:

    Maybe I’m missing something, but I don’t see anyone pointing a gun at anyone else’s head to force them to watch this show.

    If you guys are too mired in your own memories to give a genius filmmaker a chance to move onward into new territories with the story, then go back to your hoary old VHS copies. We’ll have fun watching Lynch’s new and probably amazing output, kthxbi.

  4. Mjkbk says:

    Good lord, what a wild and whacked-out cast. Eddie Vedder and Trent Reznor? GRANT GOODEVE?

    Certainly SOUNDS charmingly loony, as only a “Twin Peaks” cast list could be–although how in blazes they’ll ever incorporate all of these actors/characters in one short series, I can’t imagine.

  5. I looked over the entire list and was happy to see Russ Tamblyn accounted for. Now I will watch it for sure.

  6. EricJ says:

    Fire Walk With Me was THE definitive example of why not to let David Lynch anywhere near back to Twin Peaks, after he went looney during the second season of the original. And that was twenty years ago.
    We’re just never going to get the old cool 80’s “dream” David Lynch of Eraserhead and Blue Velvet back again, and we were saying farewell to it on the old show… :(

    (Still another revival, until we as audiences and networks finally come forward and admit: We miss 70’s-80’s TV.)

    • J says:

      You have no idea what you’re talking about. FIRE WALK WITH ME is a misunderstood masterpiece, and all the best episodes of TP were directed by Lynch. The second season went off the rails after ABC made him and Frost reveal the killer. Lynch left for a while and wasn’t around for much of S2. It got back on track for the killer finale that he directed and then the film, which is one of the most beautiful horror films ever made. It is crybabies like you who should stay away from the new series.

      • EricJ says:

        The second season did certainly go off the rails, but not just because of the lack of the murder plot or Lynch’s uninvolvement–The writing seemed to be backhanding the eccentric characters on purpose with increasingly over-the-top goofy-humor slapstick plots that seemed to be -intentionally- trying to homage inane 50’s-60’s TV (with Lynch cameoing as the “shouting” hearing-aid impaired FBI chief, oh my sides!), which didn’t so well when “On the Air” was spun off afterwards as the next Lynch-Frost project.
        When Lynch did return to tie up the series, it was now the Wild At Heart-era Lynch who brought his new “Screaming Meemies” taste for hysteria-acting into the finale and Fire Walk.

        I miss 70’s-80’s TV too, but some shows are just better left with a good-looking rerun.

      • dave2442 says:

        Agree with J 100%. S2 suffered while Lynch was away filming Wild At Heart, and the last 6 episodes (when he returned) with a noticeable improvement over those saggy middle episodes that season.

  7. Jacques Strappe says:

    A revival mess. Leave well enough alone. Can’t match the weirdness and novelty of the original.

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