The late musician was set to reprise his role as the long lost Phillip Jeffries in the new season of David Lynch’s revived show
The American newspaper was interviewing Texas-raised actor Harry Goaz, who plays the big-hearted deputy Andy Brennan in the show, when he revealed that Bowie was scheduled to make a “cameo” in the show’s upcoming third series.
Bowie made a very brief appearance in David Lynch’s 1992 film Twin Peaks – Fire Walk With Me as the long lost FBI agent Phillip Jeffries, suddenly appearing after a two-year disappearance to talk about a mysterious woman called Judy before leaving just as quickly. It’s one of the more memorable (and perplexing) scenes in the film, and one die-hard Twin Peaks fans have been hoping for an answer to for years.
Elsewhere in the interview, Goaz elaborates on the secrecy surrounding filming the new series. “We only received our lines the morning of shooting,” he said, “We didn’t even receive lines for our entire scenes, only our sides.” Afterwards, scripts were immediately shredded.
While there are still 217 other actors to look forward to seeing in the show, the news is a real bummer: it looks like when the new series airs in 2017, we’re still not gonna be talking about Judy at all.
Watch Bowie’s scene in Fire Walk With Me below.