Showtime’s ‘Twin Peaks’ Adds ‘Prison Break’ Baddie Robert Knepper

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The world of Twin Peaks dimmed with the recent passing of its iconic “Log Lady” Catherine Coulson, yet Showtime rolls forward with another addition to next year’s reboot. Prison Break and Arrow star Robert Knepper will grab some fine coffee with the cast, but has the mystery surrounding our new Twin Peaks lessened?

Per Deadline, Showtime had no comment on the matter (Kyle MacLachlan remains the only official cast member acknowledged), though Knepper’s casting arrived with a few other rumors. Among them, original series stars David Patrick Kelly (Jerry Home) and Richard Beymer (Benjamin Home) are also now expected to reprise their roles.

When last we heard, David Lynch and Twin Peaks co-creator Mark Frost completed work on the scripts, with Lynch confirmed to direct all episodes of the revival series, however many that turns out to be. Thus far, only Kyle MacLachlan has been confirmed to return, though Twin Peaks composer Angelo Badalamenti and stars Sherilyn Fenn and Sheryl Lee have all been heavily rumored, along with new additions Amanda Seyfried and Balthazar Getty.

The original Twin Peaks saw Agent Dale Cooper arriving in the titular town to investigate the murder of homecoming queen Laura Palmer, only to find the mystery ran far deeper than he could ever expect, with a touch of the supernatural. The new iteration will pick up 25 years after the Season 2 finale in 1991, which saw MacLachlan’s Agent Cooper in a Black Lodge limbo.

Showtime has yet to set an official Twin Peaks premiere, likely either late 2016 or 2017, but what should we make of the newest original cast member?

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