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Twin Peaks (sometimes referred to as Season 3) is the upcoming revival and sequel series to the original 1990-1991 Twin Peaks television series and 1992 film Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me.

The first two parts of the 18-part series are set to air on Showtime on May 21, 2017. Immediately following this airing, the third and fourth parts will be available on-demand for Showtime subscribers, then subsequently air on May 28. In subsequent weeks, one part will air per week, except for the two-part series finale on September 3, 2017.


Taking place some 25 years after the second season finale, it is said to be an "emotional" story “about Agent Cooper’s odyssey back to Twin Peaks.”[1]



Note: The listed role(s) for each actor are the character(s) they previously appeared as in the original series and/or the film. Very few specific characters have been confirmed for the 2017 series. Therefore, this list is subject to change as more information is released.


In December 2016, costume designer Nancy Steiner stated that there were 238 speaking roles in the new series, 21 more than previously reported.[3]


The following list is of living actors who played notable characters that are believed to be living (or whose status is unknown) as of Episode 29, but are not listed in the cast.


Cancelled graphic novel


Artwork by Matt Haley for the graphic novel's pitch

In 2007, artist Matt Haley was tasked with the project of a Twin Peaks graphic novel that would serve as a continuation of the television series. Writer Robert Engels was also heavily involved and planned to use story ideas originally planned for the cancelled third season.

Engels wished to steer the show away from the high school setting and to have the series take place ten years later, following the resolution of Cooper's possession by BOB. By this time, Cooper was to have quit the FBI and have become Twin Peaks' local pharmacist, while Sheriff Truman became a recluse.

It was also planned for the third season to have Sheryl Lee to return as a new character with red hair and to possibly be killed by BOB as well.

It was also hinted in the third season's original plans that BOB and MIKE were from a planet made of creamed corn, and Truman would drive MIKE into the Black Lodge.

The graphic novel was to be released in Twin Peaks: Definitive Gold Box Edition, but plans fell through when David Lynch vetoed the idea, wishing to not continue the story of Twin Peaks in any way.[8]


The series was first announced on October 6, 2014, as a limited series of nine episodes that would premiere on the Showtime cable network in 2016. All scripts were written by original series creators David Lynch and Mark Frost. The series was described as revisiting the town of Twin Peaks and its inhabitants twenty-five years after the events of the original series.[9]

On January 12, 2015, it was confirmed that Kyle MacLachlan would reprise the role of Dale Cooper.[10] Four days later, Sheryl Lee and Dana Ashbrook also announced their casting in the 2016 series. They also implied the return of Sherilyn Fenn.[11] On September 18, 2015, it was revealed that Amanda Seyfried would have a recurring role on the new series as a "pivotal new character."[12] Two days later, it was reported that Balthazar Getty was part of the cast.[13]

On March 14, 2015, Lynch stated that there were contract negotiation "complications" impeding the progress of the production.[14]

On April 5, 2015, Lynch announced that he was pulling out of the series because Showtime was not offering enough money to properly fund the production of his scripts. Showtime stated that they still intended to proceed with the production.[15]

On May 15, 2015, Lynch announced that he was returning to the project and Showtime confirmed as much. Showtime also stated that Lynch would direct every episode and that there would be more than the initially announced nine episodes.[16]

Sheryl Lee and Sherilyn Fenn spoke at a panel at Seattle's Crypticon convention on May 23, 2015. They revealed that Lynch would direct eighteen Twin Peaks episodes for Showtime, that Angelo Badalamenti would return as the composer and that the new series would shoot on location in Washington State. Filming began in September 2015 and wrapped in April 2016.[17][18] The series takes the form of a movie divided into 18 "parts," which should not be called "episodes."[19][20] Lynch stated, perhaps jokingly, that the parts could be viewed out of order.[20]

Promotional material

On March 21, 2017, Showtime launched eight[21] billboards in the following cities (two per town): Seattle, Missoula, Pittsburgh and Philadelphia.



  3. “There Are 238 Speaking Parts In The New Twin Peaks,” Reveals Costume Designer Nancy Steiner
  4. Facebook - Michael J. Anderson
  5. 5.0 5.1 Twin Peaks: Why Piper Laurie and Joan Chen weren't asked back
  6. Heather Graham Says She's Not On The New Twin Peaks, Wishes She Was (Video)
  7. Actor Michael Ontkean Will Not Pick Up Harry S. Truman's Sheriff Badge For The New Twin Peaks
  9. Cynthia Littleton. "‘Twin Peaks’ Revival to Air on Showtime in 2016". Variety. Retrieved June 13, 2015. 
  10. Kimberly Roots. "[PHOTO ‘Twin Peaks’ on Showtime — Kyle MacLachlan to Reprise Role - TVLine"]. TVLine. Retrieved June 13, 2015. 
  11. "Watch Sheryl Lee And Dana Ashbrook Announce Their Return To Twin Peaks In 2016 (Video)". Retrieved June 13, 2015. 
  12. Rebecca Ianucci. "Twin Peaks: Amanda Seyfried Lands Mystery Role on Showtime Revival". TVLine. Retrieved September 19, 2015. 
  13. Michael Ausiello. "Twin Peaks Revival: Brothers & Sisters Vet Cast In Top-Secret Role". TVLine. http:// Retrieved September 21, 2015. 
  14. "David Lynch". Retrieved June 13, 2015. 
  15. Alex Stedman. "‘Twin Peaks': David Lynch Leaves as Director - Variety". Variety. Retrieved June 13, 2015. 
  16. "'Twin Peaks' Revival Is Back On, David Lynch Announces (Again)". The Huffington Post. Retrieved June 13, 2015. 
  17. "18 New Episodes Of Twin Peaks, All Scored By Angelo Badalamenti". Retrieved June 13, 2015. 
  18. "David Lynch Shows Up In Twin Peaks, Confirms He’ll Start Shooting New Episodes In September". Retrieved July 27, 2015. 
  19. "Template:Citation error". |
  20. 20.0 20.1 Lynch interview with the New York Times
  21. Interview with Showtime CMO Donald Buckley

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