Twin Peaks: Laura Palmer May Return for Showtime Series
Back in October, Showtime confirmed that it is bringing back the hit series Twin Peaks with a new nine-episode limited series slated to debut in 2016. During the network's TCA Winter Tour presentation earlier this week, it was confirmed that Kyle MacLachlan will be back as Special Agent Dale Cooper, and now we have word that two more original cast members are returning as well. During a recent Q&A session at the Twin Peaks UK Festival, Sheryl Lee, who played both Laura Palmer and Maddy Ferguson, confirmed that she and Dana Ashbrook (Bobby Briggs) will appear on the series reboot. The news is quite fitting, since it was Sheryl Lee's Laura Palmer who told Kyle MacLachlan's Dale Cooper that she will see him again in 25 years, with the limited series set to debut 25 years after the original Twin Peaks ended in 1991.
Dana Ashbrook also hinted during the Q&A session that Sherilyn Fenn will be back as Audrey Horne as well. What's interesting is that both of Sheryl Lee's characters, Laura Palmer and Maddy Ferguson, are dead, but it's believed that a version of Laura may still be trapped at the Black Lodge Red Room. The fate of Sherilyn Fenn's Audrey was never fully disclosed, although it was suggested that she died during the final episode, but it was never shown. No other cast members have been confirmed at this time, but with production set to begin sometime this year, we should be hearing more casting news in the near future.
David Lynch is directing all nine episodes and co-writing every script with Mark Frost. The show will be set in present day, and will give the longtime fans the answers they've been seeking for the past 25 years. Take a look at the brief Instagram video where Sheryl Lee and Dana Ashbrook's return is announced, along with the full 45-minute Q&A session below.