The road to the long-awaited “Twin Peaks” revival has not been without a few speed bumps: Release dates got pushed back, rumors of conflicts and cancelations flew, David Lynch ditched the project altogether before changing his mind and hopping on board once again. But that’s all in the past now, because the Showtime reboot is happening, and they’re celebrating by releasing the entire 217-person cast list.
Let’s start with who’s returning: To name just a few, Mädchen Amick (Shelly Johnson), Dana Ashbrook (Bobby Briggs), Richard Beymer (Ben Horne), David Duchovny (Denise Bryson), Sherilyn Fenn (Audrey Horne), Sheryl Lee (Laura Palmer), Peggy Lipton (Norma Jennings), Kyle MacLachlan (Special Agent Dale Cooper), James Marshall (James Hurley), Everett McGill (Ed Hurley), Kimmy Robertson (Lucy Moran), Al Strobel (Mike), Carel Struycken (the Giant), Russ Tamblyn (Dr. Jacoby), Ray Wise (Leland Palmer), and Grace Zabriskie (Sarah Palmer), and Mr. Lynch himself will all reprise their respective roles. Also on the list is the Log Lady, Catherine E. Coulson, who filmed a few scenes before she passed away late last year.
And joining the group? Monica Bellucci, Jim Belushi, Michael Cera, Richard Chamberlain, Frank Collison, Laura Dern, Francesca Eastwood, Sky Ferreira, Balthazar Getty, Cornelia Guest, Caleb Landry Jones, Ashley Judd, Matthew Lillard, Berenice Marlohe, Trent Reznor (and his wife, Mariqueen), Amanda Seyfried, Tom Sizemore, Jessica Szohr, Eddie Vedder, Naomi Watts, and more. Like, a lot more. Like, if you’re a person in Hollywood and you wanted to be in this series, you are in this series.
The new season, directed entirely by Lynch, has officially completed filming, and considering Kyle MacLachlan was the only previously confirmed returning actor, there’s a lot for “Twin Peaks” fans to digest today after months upon months of speculation—and it’s all pretty satisfying. The new “Twin Peaks” still doesn’t have a premiere date, but given this exciting new development, it seems like only a matter of time before we’ve got an exact date to look forward to.