Last month, Showtime released the first trailer for Twin Peaks Season 3, which didn't feature any actual footage from the series, but did reveal iconic composer Angelo Badalamenti working on the new score for these upcoming episodes. All we know is that the show wrapped production in April, and the new season will debut sometime next spring. Today we have a behind-the-scenes preview with several of the returning and new cast members sharing their thoughts about filming this massive season.
The preview, which debuted on Showtime's YouTube channel, features Kyle MacLachlan (Special Agent Dale Cooper), who was the first cast member to be confirmed when the series was announced, offering his thoughts about returning 25 years after Twin Peaks went off the air. We also hear from original cast members, Dana Ashbrook (Bobby Briggs), Miguel Ferrer (FBI Agent Albert Rosenfield), Harry Goaz (Deputy Andy Brennan) and Kimmy Robertson (Lucy Moran), who reveal how they first reacted when David Lynch told them the series is coming back. While there is no actual footage, we get behind-the-scenes sneak peeks plus more insight from returning star James Marshall (James Hurley) and new cast members such as Jim Belushi, Amy Shiels, Robert Knepper and Chrysta Bell.
Showtime announced back in April that production has wrapped on the series, while announcing the full cast that is comprised of 217 actors. Kyle MacLachlan, who returns as FBI Agent Dale Cooper, had been the only actor previously confirmed by the network before this announcement. It was revealed that Madchen Amick, Dana Ashbrook, David Duchovny, Sherilyn Fenn, Miguel Ferrer, Sheryl Lee, Peggy Lipton, Harry Dean Stanton, Russ Tamblyn, Ray Wise and Alicia Witt are all reprising their roles from the original series.
Among the notable new cast members are Amanda Seyfried, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Monica Belluci, Jim Belushi, Michael Cera, David Dastmalchian, Laura Dern, Sky Ferreira, Balthazar Getty, Ernie Hudson, Ashley Judd, Robert Knepper, David Koechner, Matthew Lillard, Josh McDermitt, Sara Paxton, Trent Reznor, Tom Sizemore, Ethan Suplee, Jessica Szhor, Eddie Vedder and Naomi Watts. Unfortunately, no details were given for the roles they will be playing in Twin Peaks, but hopefully we'll have more details soon. The new Twin Peaks will premiere on Showtime in 2017, on-air, on demand and over the internet.
One of the most groundbreaking and influential television series of all time, the new Showtime series picks up twenty-five years after the inhabitants of a quaint northwestern town were stunned when their homecoming queen Laura Palmer was shockingly murdered. The new Twin Peaks is written and produced by series creators and executive producers David Lynch and Mark Frost and is directed entirely by Lynch. Take a look at this new preview as we get ready for the return of Twin Peaks next year.