Twin Peaks Characters Guide – A Primer
I don’t know about you, but I am stoked for the upcoming Twin Peaks revival on Showtime. Nearly twenty years after the original, groundbreaking series created by David Lynch and Mark Frost, the duo are bringing their vision back to television. Little has been revealed about the plot of the 18 episode miniseries, but Lynch has directed all 18 episodes, and co-wrote each one with Frost. What’s more, virtually everyone from the original cast — even the ones who died — have returned for the revival. To gear up for the revival, we have provided a little refresher course on the Twin Peaks characters we can expect to see in the new season.
It’s not just familiar Twin Peaks denizens who are returning. The complete cast list contains a lot of well-known names: Trent Reznor (Nine Inch Nails); Eddie Vedder (Pearl Jam); Ernie Hudson (Ghostbusters); Amanda Seyfried (Les Miserables); Monica Bellucci (Irreversible, The Matrix: Revolutions); Ashley Judd (Heat); Jane Levy (Evil Dead); Josh McDermitt (The Walking Dead); Naomi Watts (The Ring); Laura Dern (Jurassic Park); Jennifer Jason Leigh (The Hateful Eight); and many more.
Kyle MacLachlan returns to the role of FBI Special Agent Dale Cooper for the new Twin Peaks, which will debut with a two-part premiere on Sunday, May 21 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on air, on demand and over the internet. Immediately following the premiere, Showtime subscribers will have access to the third and fourth parts, exclusively across the Showtime streaming service, Showtime Anytime and Showtime On Demand. In its second week, Twin Peaks will air the third and fourth parts back-to-back on Showtime, starting at 9 p.m. ET/PT, followed by one-part episodes in subsequent weeks.
Which one of the Twin Peaks characters is your favorite? If you’ve never watched the show before, which one are you most interested in? Let us know in the comments below!