The New 'Twin Peaks' Cast Includes Michael Cera and Sky Ferreira
Showtime released the full cast list for David Lynch‘s cult classic Twin Peaks—and it’s massive. We already knew Kyle MacLachlan would be returning to the series as coffee-loving cutie Special Agent Dale Cooper, but he’s not the only familiar face we’ll be seeing when the reboot airs in 2017. Along with MacLachlan, 31 original cast members will be returning, including Peggy Lipton as Norma Jennings, David Duchovny as Denise Bryson, and David Lynch himself as Gordon Cole.
The cast list is huge to an almost absurd degree: it consists of 217 names that range from well-known actors—like Ashley Judd, Amanda Seyfried, Jay R. Ferguson of Mad Men, and the perennially awkward Michael Cera—to musicians, including Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder, Trent Reznor from Nine Inch Nails, and… Sky Ferreira? Indeed, the owls are not what they seem.
Twin Peaks director and co-creator David Lynch—who had previously said he would no longer be involved with the series because “not enough money was offered to do the script the way [he] felt it needed to be done”—revealed that the new Twin Peaks would be shot like a movie, with a single script for the whole series rather than different scripts for each episode, and would later be broken up into at least nine episodes.
An official air date hasn’t been announced yet, but Twin Peaks will premiere sometime in 2017. Like the original, it’ll be set in the fictional Pacific Northwest town of Twin Peaks—but in the future, 25 years after the death of Laura Palmer, whose murder was the focus of the original series. Will the wardrobe selection in new version of Twin Peaks include the same calf-gracing kilts and oversized cable knits? Only time will tell.
Fans have been begging for a reboot since the series was abruptly canceled in 1991, and were finally promised one almost two years ago. Now that the cast has been announced, it’s all starting to feel real. Peep the full list here.
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