Kyle MacLachlan and cast discuss 2017 Twin Peaks series, Badalamenti returns in teaser


Showtime released two teasers this month for next year’s Twin Peaks sequel, hoped for by fans of the show for 25 years.  The first shows several actors, including series star Kyle MacLachlan looking like he hasn’t changed a bit, including a behind the scenes image sporting his FBI suit with director David Lynch.  The second teaser shows composer Angelo Badalamenti back again working on the new score for the series.

Coming back for the series is Kyle MacLachlan (FBI Agent Dale Cooper), Sheryl Lee (Laura Palmer/Maddie Ferguson), Sherilyn Fenn (Audrey Horne), Mädchen Amick (Shelley Johnson), David Duchovny (Dennis/Denise Bryson), Michael Horse (Deputy Hawk Hill), Dana Ashbrook (Bobby Briggs), Miguel Ferrer (Albert Rosenfield), Ray Wise (Leland Palmer), Grace Zabriskie (Sarah Palmer), Alicia Witt (Gersten Hayward), Kimmy Robertson (Lucy Moran), Peggy Lipton (Norma Jennings), Catherine Coulson (The Log Lady), Everett McGill (Ed Hurley), Phoebe Augustine (Ronette Pulaski), Harry Goaz (Deputy Andy Brennan), Julee Cruise (Roadhouse Singer and soundtrack singer), Warren Frost (Doctor Hayward), Jan D’Arcy (Sylvia Horne), and Gary Hershberger (Mike Nelson).

Also returning is Andrea Hayes (Heidi), David Patrick Kelley (Jerry Horne), Bellina Logan (Louie), Walter Olkewicz (Jacques Renault), Richard Beymer (Ben Horne), Carel Struyken (the giant), Wendy Robie (Nadine Hurley), Al Strobel (one-armed man), Charlotte Stewart (Betty Briggs), Marv Rosand (diner cook), Jerry Marshall (James Hurley), Russ Tamblyn (Dr. Jacoby), Carlton Russell (jumping man), Harry Dean Stanton (Carl), and David Lynch (Gordon Cole).

Cooper and Audrey Twin Peaks

So no Michael Ontkean, Lara Flynn Boyle, Joan Chen, Piper Laurie, Heather Graham, Billy Zane, Brenda Strong, Michael J. Anderson, or David Warner. Key players Jack Nance and Don S. Davis have passed away since the original series aired as has most recently Catherine Coulson, who was able to film some scenes for the series.

Check out the new Showtime teasers plus everything you want to know from past updates on the series, after the break:

Several big name actresses from genre films and series past and present are expected to join the cast, including Naomi Watts, Amanda Seyfried, Ashley Judd, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Candy Clark, Meg Foster, Monica Bellucci, and Laura Dern. Plus Tim Roth, Eddie Vedder, Jim Belushi, Ernie Hudson, Richard Chamberlain, John Billingsley, Robert Knepper, Tom Sizemore, Balthazar Getty, David Koechner, Larry Clarke, Michael Cera, and Robert Forester.

Information from The Secret History of Twin Peaks, the new novel from Mark Frost, indicates a plot for the new series:

Twenty-five years after Agent Dale Cooper’s investigation of the murder of Laura Palmer, the FBI acquires a box from an anonymous source.  In the box, a dossier.  A female FBI agent is tasked to analyze all the documents inside and the town of Twin Peaks.  She must determine the identity of the person who compiled the dossier and along the way she discovers secrets about the lives of the town’s residents, but also investigative reports from Agent Cooper who has since vanished, newspaper clippings, an autopsy report, and other classified information.  What happened in the intervening 25 years?  And why did someone compile such a thorough dossier on Twin Peaks?

Mark Frost Twin Peaks History novel

Order you copy of The Secret History of Twin Peaks here at now. If you missed it, The Secret Diary of Laura Palmer is available here, also from

In case you missed it earlier this year at, here is a brief teaser for the series, followed by the huge cast list:

Here is the full cast list:



And while you’re waiting, make sure you’re up to speed on the fashion of Twin Peaks.

Twin Peaks airs in 2017 on Showtime.

C.J. Bunce



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