With the news that ABC's cult classic TV show Twin Peaks would be coming back on Showtime after 25 years off the air, many longtime fans were excited, but how much of the original cast will be back?
Twin Peaks originally aired from 1990-1991, featuring an ensemble cast that included actors both young and old. It was the start of many careers in addition to being the culmination of some. While some of the show's actors have died in the aftermath, many cast members could come back for the show's 2016 revival.
Star Kyle MacLachlan all but confirmed that he will return on Twitter, telling his followers, "Better fire up that percolator and find my black suit," in reference to his Dale Cooper character.
Better fire up that percolator and find my black suit :-) #Twinpeaks
— Kyle MacLachlan (@Kyle_MacLachlan) October 6, 2014
Mädchen Amick, who is currently starring on Lifetime's Witches of East End, looks to be game to return as well. Amick, who originally played Shelly Johnson on the series, tweeted, "All I have to say is, in the town of #TwinPeaks magical things happen," adding a winking face.
All I have to say is, in the town of #TwinPeaks magical things happen ;) #ShellyJohnson @DAVID_LYNCH @mfrost11 @CBSHE #TwinPeaksS3 — Mädchen Amick (@auntwendythecat) October 6, 2014
Peggy Lipton, who played Shelly's co-worker Norma at the Double R Diner, promptly replied, "Mädchen Shelly and Norma at the Diner?" suggesting she may be on board as well.
@auntwendythecat Mädchen Shelly and Norma at the Diner?
— Peggy Lipton (@mspeggylipton) October 7, 2014
Chris Mulkey, who played Norma's troubled husband Hank Jennings, tweeted, "Hank is done serving [his] time in the state slammer. Norm is waiting and so are girls at One Eyed Jacks."
Hank is done serving this time in the state slammer. Norm is waiting and so are girls at One Eyed Jacks. — Chris Mulkey (@chmulkey) October 7, 2014
Author Brad Dukes, who wrote the new Twin Peaks oral history book Reflections this year, tweeted about two cast members, Richard Beymer, who played businessman Ben Horne and Wendy Robie, who played the very wacky Nadine.
According to Dukes, Beymer said, "I hope they didn't kill Ben," while Robie reportedly said, "I don't know anything, but I am calling my agent!"
Richard Beymer, this morning: "I hope they didn't kill Ben." #damngoodcoffee
— Brad Dukes (@brad_d_) October 6, 2014
Wendy Robie, this morning: "I don't know anything, but I am calling my agent!" #damngoodcoffee — Brad Dukes (@brad_d_) October 6, 2014
Kenneth Welsh, who played the villainous Windom Earle on the series was optimistic on his potential return: "[L]et's hope there's a public demand for the return of Windom Earle," he said, according to fan-site Welcome to Twin Peaks.
Catherine E. Coulson, who played Margaret Lanterman a.k.a. The Log Lady, has indicated that she may be back as well, reportedly saying, "It is really too early to talk about any details but when I asked him [series co-creator David Lynch] what to say [it] was: 'Don't play in the street.'"
Most of the stars of Twin Peaks have not yet commented on whether they will return to the show. This includes:
Michael Ontkean (who played Sheriff Harry S. Truman), Dana Ashbrook (Bobby Briggs), Lara Flynn Boyle (Donna Hayward), Sherilyn Fenn (Audrey Horne), Warren Frost (Will Hayward), James Marshall (James Hurley), Everett McGill (Ed Hurley), Piper Laurie (Catherine Martell), Kimmy Robertson (Lucy Moran), Eric Da Re (Leo Johnson), Harry Goaz (Andy Brennan), Michael Horse (Tommy "Hawk" Hill) and Russ Tamblyn (Dr. Jacoby).
There have been a few deaths since the series concluded. Among them are Jack Nance, who played Pete Martell and Frank Silva, who played the notorious evil force BOB. Other actors, such as Ray Wise (Leland Palmer) and Joan Chen (Josie), are more or less incapable of returning due to their respective characters dying in Season 2 of the show.
They may even bring back Sheryl Lee (Laura Palmer/Maddie) to play a new role.
Twin Peaks returns for its limited third season on 2016 on Showtime, though the network has not yet announced a specific premiere date.