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Twin Peaks 2017: who’s back and who isn’t

The definitive cheatsheet of everyone in David Lynch’s killer new series

Alright, so we all thought we’d only have to wait until next year for the Twin Peaks reboot. But you can’t rush a great artist, and an auteur extraordinaire David Lynch certainly is. As Dazed recently reported, Lynch confirmed the series will be “coming out on Showtime sometime in 2017” instead.

So now we have to wait an extra twelve months (at least) until the series is broadcast, what is there to do but re-watch the original episodes and wait for every little scrap of news to float through the cracks? Well, we put together all the info on who’s back and who’s not to get you warmed up for the big day:


Sadly, many of the faithful supporting actors have passed away since the iconic show hit the screens. Lynch fans said goodbye to Twin Peaks favourite Catherine E. Coulson, who played the brilliant Log Lady earlier this year and it’s unlikely a replacement shall be brought in. Jack Nance who played Catherine’s wife, Pete Martell, also passed away in 1996 while working on a Lynch movie. As well as these actors, Frank Silva (BOB), Don S. Davis (Bobby’s father, Major Garland Briggs), John Boylan (Mayor Dwayne Milford) and Dan O’Herlihy (Andrew Packard) have all also passed away.

Another key player who won’t be making an appearance is Harry S. Truman. Actor Michael Ontkean declined the opportunity to return to the show. It’s been a long time since he left the film industry and didn’t want to return. Shame.

Also missing from the list of confirmed roles is good old James Hurley, Laura’s secret love. And who could forget wild Nadine with her drape-runners? Leo Johnson also looks to be a relic of the past.


Don’t be too disappointed. You can expect to see almost everyone back on your screen. Crucially, MacLachan is back as Cooper and Lee is back as Laura Palmer. We have Sherilyn Fenn as Audrey Horne again and Richard Beymer as her criminally inclined father Benjamin. Dana Ashbrook is Bobby Briggs and Madchen Amick will once again be Shelley Johnson, Brigg’s secret love. Lara Flynn Boyle returns as Donna Hayward, Laura’s BFF, Gary Hershberger is Mike Nelson and on the police side of things we still have Kimmy Robertson as adorable secretary Lucy Moran and Michael Horse as Deputy Tommy Hill. Piper Laurie is the sexual Catherine Martell, Joan Chen is Josie Packard and over at the Diner, Norma Jennings (Peggy Lipton) resumes her post, alongside her ex-con ex lover Hank. And what would a full cast be without wailing Grace Zabriskie as Sarah Palmer and Ray Wise as supportive husband Leland.

Alongside this bumper classic cast, there are sure to be some minor roles taken up again too.


Say hello to Robert Knepper from Prison Break, Balthazar Getty of Lost Highway, Caleb Landry Jones and, slightly bizarrely, Amanda Seyfried. No news yet on who they’ll be playing – just that they’re confirmed. New friends close to Laura? New agents? We’ll find out imminently.