Although it has felt like a soap opera, Twin Peaks is back on track. Production for the new season for this cult drama is finally happening. The Twin Peaks revival was pushed back to be released in 2017. So all those Twin Peak hashtags were a bit over the top. Les Moonves from CBS confirmed the news to Variety, but if you follow people like Dale Cooper than you knew this was going to happen.
It has been a real year for Twin Peaks fans. First off, it would seem that although David Lynch had left production only a couple months after the continuation was announced. Showtime and Lynch managed to reconciled and it was back on. Now with the process of filming, there will be a lot of updates for Twin Peaks Season 3.
Who’s coming back?
Plus, there is now footage of Kyle MacLachlan coming back as Dale Cooper, 25 years and so many months later.
Word is that Showtime set the premier date for May 21, 2017 for season 3. The awesome part is that it will contain 18 episodes.
According to David Nevins, Showtime President, David Lynch is a great film master and this version of twin peaks is going to be the pure heroin version. Kyle MacLachlan is coming back for to be FBI Agent Dale Cooper.
Sherilyn Fenn was the first series regular to be signed on. She will be coming back to play Audrey Horne and will be joining MacLachlan on set. Miguel Ferrer is going to be coming back as FBI Agent Albert Rosenfield. I guess its safe to say that he didn’t get enough of the half-wits and morons, dunces, dullards, dumbbells, and dolts in Twin peaks. Ferrer has recently been a regular on NCIS: Los Angeles.
Other returnees are supposed to be Sheryl Lee who played the infamous Laura Palmer.
Laura Dern, who is an Oscar Nominated Actress will be joining the revival in a mysterious role. So far the theory is that she will be playing Agent Cooper’s unseen secretary Diane. Meanwhile, David Lynch is coming back to play Chief Gordon Cole. There have even been some reports of Jim Belushi joining the cast.
Peter Sarsgaard (Green Lantern and The Killing) has also joined Twin Peaks in an unknown role. Amanda Seyfried (Ted 2, Mamma Mia!) has also signed on to play a new character for several episodes. Balthazar Getty (Brothers & Sisters) and Robert Knepper from Prison Break is joining the cast as well.
Showtime has finally released the full cast for the Twin Peaks revival, which includes all 217 cast members.
New cast members
New Cast members are set to include Naomi Watts, Eddie Vedder, Jessica Szohr, Tom Sizemore, Amanda Seyfried, Tim Roth, Trent Reznor, Matthew Lillard, David Koechner, Ashley Judd, Ernie Hudson, Balthazar Getty, Hailey Gates, Laura Dern, Jeremy Davies, Monica Bellucci and Jim Belushi.
Showtime announced that they were beginning the production with a behind the scenes teaser.
Before Homeland’s season premiere, Showtime dropped another promo teaser for Twin Peaks with there being no sign of 2016 release date, and they used old footage that featured Man from Another Place with Michael J. Anderson.
This isn’t the first revival promo out there. David Lynch actually did the first one in 2014.
Good news is that Angelo Badalamenti is going to be returning to do the iconic sounds for the revival, since he did write the original music for the original show.