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Director David Lynch’s long anticipated Twin Peaks reboot has finished principal photography in Seattle and Los Angeles. After seven months of shooting and extensive financial negotiations between Showtime and David, the third season is officially in the bag.
Taking place 25 years after it left off and directed entirely by David, the new Twin Peaks season is said to be more of a sequel than a remake.
Early on, announcements had been made by David and his co-creator, Mark Frost, that a few of the original cast would return. This week, they released the entire list of 217 new and returning cast members who are on board.
In addition to Kyle MacLachlan reprising his role as Agent Dale Cooper, eight other series regulars are returning for the complete length of the season: Mädchen Amick returns as Shelly Johnson, Dana Ashbrook as Bobby Briggs, Sheryl Lee as Laura Palmer, Everett McGill as Big Ed Hurley, Kimmy Robertson as Lucy Moran, Russ Tamblyn as Dr. Lawrence Jacoby, Ray Wise as Leland Palmer and Grace Zabriskie as Sarah Palmer.
A myriad of minor Twin Peaks characters will also make an appearance for at least one episode. David Duchovny makes his return as DEA Agent Dennis and even Catherine Coulson reprised her role as The Log Lady before her untimely death last year.
Newcomers to the show will also include Jim Belushi, Michael Cera, Sky Ferreira, Trent Reznor and Amanda Seyfried, among others.
Twin Peaks returns to Showtime as a limited series in 2017 and will have 18 episodes.
In the meantime, as fans patiently await the premiere, they can satisfy their lust for more background on the mysterious series with Mark Frost’s book The Secret History of Twin Peaks. With an October 2016 release and a promise to prepare fans for the upcoming reboot, the book will fill in the 25 year gap between the old series and the new.