Showtime’s ‘Twin Peaks’ Adds Balthazar Getty in … Yep, Another Mystery Role
Whether or not David Lynch approves, more casting of Showtime’s Twin Peaks has emerged from production, following the addition of Amanda Seyfried late last week. This time around, Balthazar Getty has been tapped for a top-secret role, but will he play someone new altogether?
TVLine once again reported news that the Brothers & Sisters and Alias star would appear in the new Showtime season, sans any actual detail, though with a tantalizing hint or two. The report notes that at least one major role of the original ABC series will likely end up recast, which itself could provide a potential clue.
Pure speculation on our part, but Getty bears at least a passing resemblance to Frank Silva, set dresser behind the role of series big bad Killer BOB, one role that will almost certainly be recast after Silva’s death in 1995. Also worth noting, Getty previously worked with David Lynch in 1997's Lost Highway.
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, among others, have all been heavily rumored.
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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