Twin Peaks (sometimes referred to as Season 3 or promoted as Twin Peaks: The Return) is a revival and sequel series to the original 1990-1991 Twin Peaks television series and 1992 film Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me.
The series premiered on May 21, 2017 and will have its finale on September 3, 2017.
The entire cast of 217 (with a few omissions) was announced on April 25, 2016. In December 2016, costume designer Nancy Steiner stated that there were 238 speaking roles in the new series, 21 more than previously reported.
Note: Some actors have yet to appear in aired episodes, and are currently credited as their original character.
Sharon Van Etten – Sharon Van Etten, Carolyn Pennypacker Riggs, John Phillip Iron III, Zeke Hutchins
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 or events described in The Secret History of Twin Peaks, but are not listed in the cast.
Additional Editor: Jonathan Shaw, Brian Berdan, ACE, Justin Krohn
Assistant Editor: Noriko Miyakawa, Mathias Hilger, Michelle Gold, Ken Ramos
Editorial PA: Angie Browne
Chief Lighting Technician: Michael Laviolette
Assistant Chief Lighting Technician: Eric Sandlin
Best Boy Electrician (WA): Jeremiah Skender
Dimmer Board Operator / Set Lighting Technician (WA): Chris "Chalky" Chalk
Set Lighting Technician: Dessie Coale, Lee Ramsey, Chris Andersen, Wesley Alley, Ken Sylvester
Set Lighting Technician (WA): David Ray Robinson, Travis Becker, Joey Feffer
Rigging Gaffer: Steve Kucharski, Steve Zvorsky
Rigging Electrician: Kevin Cadwallader, Norbert Quiban, Vince Manocchia, David Diamond
Extras Casting Director: Christopher Gray
Extras Casting Assistant: Christopher Gonzalez
Extras Casting Director (WA): Denise Gibbs
Key Grip: Paul Wilkowsky
Best Boy Grip: Joe Guzman, Bruce Carothers
Best Boy Grip (WA): Keegan Larson
Dolly Grip: Tim Collins
Grip: William Clouter, Christopher Goe, David Gamble, Anthony Lockerman, Douglas L. Wall, Shaun Sangkarat, Bruce Letterman, Adam Camacho
Grip (WA): Donald Robert Stier, Mike Astle, Norman Tumolva, Niall James
Rigging Key Grip: Jayson Rury
Rigging Key Grip (WA): Gregory D. Smith
Best Boy Rigging Grip: Kevin Enright, Jr.
Best Boy Rigging Grip (WA): Jon Lafollette
Department Head Hair: Clare M. Corsick
Key Hair: Bryn E. Leetch
Additional Hairstylist: Sheryl Blum
Additional Hairstylist (WA): Akemi Hart
Location Manager: Eric Fierstein
Location Manager (WA): Dave Drummond
Key Assistant Location Manager: Philip Barnes, Andrew J. Areffi
Key Assistant Location Manager (WA): James E. Canavan
Assistant Location Manager: Christian A. Fechser, Susanne Medina
Location Assistant (WA): Niles Compau, Kevin Demunn, Zachary Bennett
Department Head Make-Up: Debbie Zoller
Key Make-Up: Richard Redlefsen
Additional Make-Up (WA): Eva Lohse
Make-Up Effects: Carey Jones, Knb Efx Group Inc.
Additional Prosthetics: Debbie Zoller
Set Medic: Dan Harder
Supervising Medic: Chris Carrington
Medic Coordinator (WA): Ed Gorre
Medic: Nathan Bell, Evan Liss
Medic (WA): Lori Starke, Kris Hampton, Tyler Beahan, Kim Becerra, Fred Jaross, Desiree Ramirez, Erik Keyes, Ryan Murphy, Scott Ruijters, Scot Beahan, Adam Chamberlin, Matthew McSharry, Christopher Dideon
Property Master: Mick Flowers
Assistant Property Master: Laura Sherrier, Drew Pinniger, Josh Ritcher
Assistant Property Master (WA): O.N. Lofgren
Prop Assistant: Claudio Vergara, Hunter Brown
Armorer: Tony Didio
Armorer (WA): Daniel Smith
Set Decorator: Florencia Martin
Leadman: Thierry Labbe
Buyer: Allison Isenberg
Set Dresser: David L. Bush, Chris Hayes, Sean Smith, Glenn Strauss, R. Gregg Szabo Jr., Shane Valentine, Brenner Harris
Set Dresser (WA): Tania Kupczak, Aaron A. Fink, Damian Lund, Erin O. Kay
Draper: Jory Alvarado, Michael Garcia
Sound Mixer: Douglas Axtell
Supervising Sound Editor: Dean Hurley
Boom Operator: Gunnar T. Walter
Sound Utility: Anna D. Wilborn, Steve Blazewick
Sound Utility (WA): Kelsey Wood
Special Effects Coordinator: Phil Bartko
Special Effects Supervisor: Gary D’amico
Special Effects Tech: Jay Bartus, Blair Foord, Chris Nelson, Ryan Dodd, Teizo May
Stand-In: Ashley Siloac, Sean Michael Quezada, Tyler James Neuhengen, Leah Chapple, Daniel Wolf
Studio Teacher: Josie Batorski
Studio Teacher (WA): Linda Bloom
Stunt Coordinator : Mark Norby, Brian Duffy, Tad Griffith
Stunts: Koby Azarly, Helena Barrett, Richard Bucher, Darrell Davis, Courtney Farnsworth, Tait Fletcher, Kirsten Foe, Kiralee Hayashi, Cassidy Vick Hice, Michael Hilow, Casey O’Neill, Ryan Sturz, Trampas Thompson, Cody Thornbury, Kyle Weishaar.
Transportation Coordinator: Dusty Saunders
Transportation Captain: Chad S. Moore, Steve Rawson
Transportation Captain (WA): Ronnie King
DOT: Steven Saunders
Picture Car Captain: Patrick Peña
Driver: Joe Auger, Hector M. Gonzalez, Heriberto Osorio, Jose Sanchez, Reese Lane, John "JJ" Jordan, Mary Fritts, Phil Balani, Mark J. Quinn, Martin Tajra, Mike Santana, Bryan Cawthon, Sammy Danielsen, Harold Bud Lacy, Mike Phillips, Jerry Shore, Glen Walker, Richard Vestal, Ric Wiley, Devon Moore, Randy Werner, Steve Deleon, Gary Watts
Lunchbox Driver: Justin Howard
Camera Car Driver: Byron Carter, Lyle Christensen
Water Truck Driver: Ricardo Sepulveda
Driver (WA): Jim Charleston, Robert Mair, David Anderson, Chester Sohn, Jeannie Mccarthy, Jimmy Hicks, Bill McCarthy, Diana Yarborough, Leslie Church, Rick Wiley, Grady Hughes, Ian Savage, Herman Esau, Richie Walker.
Video Assist: R. Scott Lawrence
VFX: Pierre Buffin, Stephane Vogel, Robert Schajer, Coline Six, India Osborne, Noriko Miyakawa
Original season 3 plans
In the third season's original plans, BOB and MIKE were from a place or a planet made of creamed corn which moves backward.
They fell out with each other when BOB stole a can of corn and escaped pursued by MIKE. The chase began on December 31st, 1951 or on the night of Eisenhower inauguration with insects and garmonbozia appearing on the presidential table when the inauguration was stopped for half an hour (though it actually was because of the broadcast of the I Love Lucy episode where she has a baby).
Every character has a doppelganger who lives in a reality 2 minutes or nanoseconds behind the other reality.
The original intention would have been played as if the good Coop was possessed by BOB and eventually reveal it to be his doppelganger instead.
To rescue Dale from the place and the return the spirits to their place, Truman would open a portal by driving the sheriff jeep backward through a corn field, going back in time.
Major Briggs would be the only choice to save Cooper due to his White Lodge experience.
The cliffhanger would be solved before the commercial break of the first episode, with then a time skip of some years getting away from the high school setting. Cooper being the pharmacist and having left the FBI, Truman being a recluse, Sheryl Lee returning as a new character with red hair and to possibly be killed by BOB as well.
Laura's diary entry about her vision of Annie saying "the Good Dale is in the Lodge" would have been found.
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 canceled third season.
Cooper, who may or may not be possessed, starts serial killings including a red-haired portrayed by Sheryl Lee. Truman, still broken by Josie, would drive backward through a corn field with the One-Armed Man to go to the Lodge and rescue Cooper.
Engels wished to steer the show away from the high school setting and years later, following the resolution of Cooper's possession by BOB, Cooper was to have quit the FBI and have become Twin Peaks' local pharmacist, Truman became a recluse and stopped being sheriff, being replaced by Andy, the comatose Annie never returned, Ben gave away his money and stayed with the wheel-chaired Audrey in a convalescent home following the bank explosion, Josie is haunting the Great Northern, James is still missing.
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. Parts of the original blueprints of the 1990's season three were reused for the revival series.
On March 14, 2015, Lynch stated that there were contract negotiation "complications" impeding the progress of the production.
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.
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.
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. The series takes the form of a movie divided into 18 "parts," which should not be called "episodes." Lynch stated, perhaps jokingly, that the parts could be viewed out of order.
On March 21, 2017, Showtime launched eight billboards in the following cities (two per town): Seattle, Missoula, Pittsburgh and Philadelphia.