While David Lynch's Twin Peaks revival continues to film in secrecy, Deadline has been digging to see what they can find out about the cast involved with the project, and from what they've been told it sounds like fans of the show's original 1990 - '91 run will be seeing a whole lot of familiar faces when this new season begins airing on Showtime in early 2017.
The returning cast members already believed to be locked in for the show are Kyle MacLachlan, Sheryl Lee, Sherilyn Fenn, Dana Ashbrook, Madchen Amick, Miguel Ferrer, David Patrick Kelly, Richard Beymer, and Lynch himself. Possibly joining that list are Lynch's Twin Peaks co-creator Mark Frost, Frost's father Warren Frost, Ray Wise, Grace Zabriskie, Peggy Lipton, Everett McGill, Wendy Robie, James Marshall, Al Strobel, Kimmy Robertson, Harry Goaz, Charlotte Stewart, Gary Hershberger, Jan D'Arcy, Harry Dean Stanton, and maybe Catherine E. Coulson, who may have filmed some scenes before she passed away last September.
There will also be several new cast members. The names of Amanda Seyfried, Peter Sarsgaard, Balthazar Getty, Robert Knepper, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Bailey Chase, Laura Dern, Robert Forster, Naomi Watts, and Tom Sizemore have been mentioned in connection to the show before. Now add to those Grant Goodeve, Larry Clarke, Caleb Landry Jones, James Belushi, and Ashley Judd.
That's a lot of characters for a show to feature, and it's not clear how many episodes Lynch will be using to tell their combined stories. He is shooting this new season as if it were one long movie, the episode count to be revealed later. The plot is being kept under wraps, but may in some way involve Las Vegas.