That 217-member Twin Peaks cast list left fans scratching their heads at least 200 times over, but in the case of Eddie Vedder at least, the appearance is not without purpose. The Pearl Jam frontman will contribute an original song to the 2017 revival, and you can listen right now.
Showtime’s Twin Peaks revival has frustrated anxious fans with some initial hiccups or an ever-uncertain schedule, and like the series itself, only more mystery lies in store. The network thinks they have Twin Peaks down to a mid-2017 premiere, but David Lynch’s “fluid” process makes an exact episode count difficult to pin down.
Robert Forster stands out among the 217 names confirmed for Showtime’s 2017 Twin Peaks revival, as both a new cast member, and potentially established role. Most reports have Forster taking over Michael Ontkean’s role as Twin Peaks sheriff Harry S. Truman, though the actor himself finally weighs in.
Showtime had a tremendous week, between sharp new developments for Homeland Season 6, adding Daniel Craig to the talent roster and setting fall premiere dates for Masters of Sex, Shameless and The Affair, but what of Twin Peaks? Well, a 2017 premiere is still in play, while we now know where in the year to expect Coop’s return, and where David Lynch is in the process.
For a revival yet to reveal a single scrap of footage, photos or plot detail, Showtime’s 2017 Twin Peaks managed to attract near everyone in Hollywood to join its expansive cast. That said, not everyone could return for David Lynch’s eternally weird murder-mystery, and it seems the passing of David Bowie denied us yet another high-profile appearance.
Mind-boggling though the reveal of Showtime’s 217-strong Twin Peaks revival cast list proved to be, fans couldn’t help zero in on those among the original series absent from the returning cast. Now, alum from Joan Chen, to Heather Graham to the backwards-speaking Michael J. Anderson explain their absence, deepening the mystery.
Hey, so remember when Showtime would only ever officially confirm Kyle MacLachlan among its Twin Peaks revival cast, despite the myriad of casting leaks over the last few months? Get ready for the opposite problem, as the official 2017 Twin Peaks cast lists off a whopping 217 members, previously unannounced, new and returning alike.
We’ve at least a year to go before Showtime’s Twin Peaks revival starts answering 25 years’ worth of mysteries, and the 2017 wait isn’t making things any easier. Ashley Judd is the latest big name to join the new Twin Peaks, but do we know who she might play?
Showtime has only officially acknowledged that its 2017 Twin Peaks revival will feature Kyle MacLachlan’s return, even as a number of the former cast has seemingly signed on. Now, a new report details that many, many more past Twin Peaks regulars will appear in the new iteration, which will apparently spend some time in Vegas, among other tidbits.
The secrecy of Twin Peaks can surely drive fans to madness, thus far only confirming a premiere in early 2017, but there’s good news. Not only has Naomi Watts been confirmed to reunite with creator David Lynch for the Showtime revival, but Lynch too will reprise his on-camera role, among other additions.