The past couple of weeks have been quite the treat for fans of David Lynch and Mark Frost’s “Twin Peaks,” as news about casting and production on the series’ 2017 revival on Showtime have been dropping left and right. The official cast list, which includes over 200 names, turned heads thanks to additions like Michael Cera, Tim Roth and Jim Belushi, but those who gave the roster a close look found some pretty intriguing surprises, namely that musicians like Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam and Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails were a part of the new cast. Now word has hit that Lynch was planning to bring another beloved music man on board for the revival: David Bowie.
In an interview with The Dallas Morning News, actor Harry Goaz reveals that Bowie was set to appear in the new “Twin Peaks” before his death in January. The singer was going to reprise his role as Agent Phillip Jeffries from the spinoff film “Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me” for a brief cameo in the 2017 series. Bowie’s role was one of the most head-scratching parts of the 1992 film (his character returns from a two-year disappearance only to engage in a screaming match with his boss and disappear into thin air again).
“Twin Peaks” is currently in production on the 2017 revival. The series will return with nearly all of its original cast members and at least nine episodes (though reports have claimed that there will be more). Lynch is set to direct every episode of the series.
Watch the teaser for the new “Twin Peaks” below:
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