For a series that struggled to get off the ground, the new run of Twin Peaks is certainly starting to shape up quickly. Not only that, but a report overnight suggests that the cast is swelling considerably, even in strictly a conjectural form. It’s exciting news, too, but we have to remember this: Kyle MacLachlan is the only actor confirmed for the new series. But the new names are intriguing, nonetheless. We can all speculate for a while, right?
So Deadline – which seems to be the go-to place for Twin Peaks news – has reported that Oscar-nominated British/Australian actress Naomi Watts (who worked with Lynch on Mulholland Drive) has signed onto the new, nine-episode series. Saving Private Ryan star Tom Sizemore has, according to the Deadline report, also been hired for a role. Intriguingly – and excellently – it’s also reported that David Lynch will reprise his own role as FBI Regional Bureau Chief Gordon Cole.
Watts, an excellent actress, is a real fillip for the project, while Lynch’s hard-of-hearing Gordon Cole was one of the highlights of the original series, which was full of highlights.
If rumours are to be believed, Laura Dern, Jennifer Jason Leigh and Amanda Seyfried have all snagged roles, while original cast members Sherilyn Fenn, Miguel Ferrer and Sheryl Lee are also said to be returning. And let’s not forget, David Duchovny has ALSO been strongly rumoured to be coming back as transgender DEA agent Denise Bryson.
So, it’s all shaping up rather nicely, if the rumours are to be believed.
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