Twin Peaks Reboot Cast Announced

And it's ... random
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 25, 2016 4:30 PM CDT
Twin Peaks Reboot Cast Announced
In this Feb. 28, 2016 file photo, actor Kyle MacLachlan arrives at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Beverly Hills, Calif.   (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

The Twin Peaks reboot is chugging along, and Showtime announced the cast Monday, the AP reports. The new series, premiering on an as-yet-unannounced date in 2017, takes place 25 years after the original series, and fans of the original will be happy to know that original cast members Kyle MacLachlan, Sherilyn Fenn, David Duchovny, Mädchen Amick, and Harry Dean Stanton are returning and that series creator David Lynch is also listed as part of the cast. The newbies include Naomi Watts, Richard Chamberlain, Jim Belushi, Michael Cera, Amanda Seyfried, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Ashley Judd, Laura Dern, Ernie Hudson, and Tom Sizemore.

And there are more—a lot more. As the Hollywood Reporter notes, the full cast list has 217 names on it. But it's missing other veteran cast members, including Lara Flynn Boyle (Donna), Piper Laurie (Catherine), and Michael Ontkean (the sheriff). The Verge notes that some of the 217 cast members listed are pretty strange (they also include "Trent Reznor, his wife Mariqueen Reznor, Eddie Vedder, Jim Belushi, Monica Bellucci, Robert Forster, and pretty much every random person you could possibly think of") and that many of them have played roles in other Lynch projects: "Is there a multi-layered David Lynch metaverse in play?" Principal photography on the series has wrapped. (More Twin Peaks stories.)

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