The New Twin Peaks Cast Is Officially Mind-Blowing

In the 25 years since Twin Peaks’ crazy finale, this one-of-a-kind cult TV series has been endlessly imitated, causing the show to emerge as something closer to a mainstream phenomenon. It makes sense, then, that writer, co-creator, and director David Lynch has managed to attract a truly stellar cast for the much-anticipated new season that just completed production and will premiere on Showtime and The Movie Network some time next year.

Earlier today, Showtime released a complete cast list, confirming that 37 Twin Peaks veterans (including Lynch himself) will be back, joined by a selection of comedy stars (Michael Cera, Jim Belushi), prominent musicians (Sharon Van Etten, Trent Reznor, Eddie Vedder), a Ghostbuster (Ernie Hudson), and two members of The Hateful Eight (Jennifer Jason Leigh, Tim Roth). Most intriguingly, this new season will introduce no less than four Lynch veterans to the mysterious world of Twin Peaks.

Laura Dern


One of Lynch’s most devoted collaborators, Laura Dern played major roles in Blue Velvet, Wild at Heart, and Inland Empire. If anyone is overdue for a Twin Peaks appearance, it’s Dern.

Balthazar Getty


While his occasionally unprofessional attitude on the set of Lost Highway has been well documented, Balthazar Getty left enough of an impression on Lynch to get a coveted invitation to Twin Peaks.

Robert Forster


On the heels of his career-reviving performance in Jackie Brown, Robert Forster landed a role in Mulholland Drive, the TV series that was briefly hyped as the next Twin Peaks. Lynch eventually turned that series into a movie, forcing Forster to wait another 15 years for his first official Lynch TV show.

Naomi Watts


If it wasn’t for David Lynch, Naomi Watts might have turned her back on acting forever. After years of rejection, she gave a star-making performance in Mulholland Drive, earning her a permanent place in Lynch’s heart—and stock company.

Twin Peaks returns next year. In the meantime, take a look at the official cast list below—and ponder the bizarre possibilities. Note that asterisked talent previously appeared on the series.

Jay Aaseng

Alon Aboutboul

Jane Adams

Joe Adler

Kate Alden

Stephanie Allynne

Mädchen Amick*

Eric Ray Anderson

Finn Andrews

Elizabeth Anwies

Dana Ashbrook*

Joe Auger

Phoebe Augustine*

Melissa Bailey

Tammie Baird

Matt Battaglia

Chrysta Bell

Monica Bellucci

Jim Belushi

Leslie Berger

Richard Beymer*

John Billingsley

Michael Bisping

Ronnie Gene Blevins

Kelsey Bohlen

Sean Bolger

Rachael Bower

Brent Briscoe

Robert Broski

Wes Brown

Richard Bucher

Page Burkum

Scott Cameron

Juan Carlos Cantu

Gia Carides

Vincent Castellanos

Michael Cera

Richard Chamberlain

Bailey Chase

Johnny Chavez

Candy Clark

Larry Clarke

Scott Coffey*

Frank Collison

Lisa Coronado

Catherine E. Coulson*

Grace Victoria Cox

Jonny Coyne

James Croak

Julee Cruise*

Heather D’Angelo

Jan D’Arcy*

David Dastmalchian

Jeremy Davies

Owain Rhys Davies

Ana de la Reguera

Rebekah Del Rio

Laura Dern

Neil Dickson

Hugh Dillon

Cullen Douglas

Edward “Ted” Dowlin

Judith Drake

David Duchovny*

Christopher Durbin

Francesca Eastwood

Eric Edelstein

John Ennis

Josh Fadem

Tikaeni Faircrest

Eamon Farren

Sherilyn Fenn*

Jay R. Ferguson

Sky Ferreira

Miguel Ferrer*

Rebecca Field

Robin Finck

Brian Finney

Patrick Fischler

Erika Forster

Robert Forster

Meg Foster

Travis Frost

Warren Frost*

Pierce Gagnon

Allen Galli

Hailey Gates

Brett Gelman

Ivy George

Balthazar Getty

James Giordano

Harry Goaz*

Grant Goodeve

George Griffith

Tad Griffith

James Grixoni

Cornelia Guest

Travis Hammer

Hank Harris

Annie Hart

Andrea Hays*

Stephen Heath

Heath Hensley

Gary Hershberger*

Michael Horse*

Ernie Hudson

Jay Jee

Jesse Johnson

Caleb Landry Jones

Ashley Judd

Luke Judy

Stephen Kearin

David Patrick Kelly*

Laura Kenny

Dep Kirkland

Robert Knepper

David Koechner

Virginia Kull

Nicole LaLiberte

Jay Larson

Sheryl Lee*

Jennifer Jason Leigh

Jane Levy

Matthew Lillard

Jeremy Lindholm

Peggy Lipton*

Bellina Martin Logan*

Sarah Jean Long

David Lynch*

Riley Lynch

Shane Lynch

Kyle MacLachlan*

Mark Mahoney

Karl Makinen


Xolo Maridueña

Berenice Marlohe

Rob Mars

James Marshall*

Elisabeth Maurus

Josh McDermitt

Everett McGill*

Zoe McLane

Derek Mears

Clark Middleton

Greg Mills

James Morrison

Christopher Murray

Don Murray

Joy Nash

Priya Diane Niehaus

Bill O’Dell

Casey O’Neill

Johnny Ochsner

Walter Olkewicz*

Charity Parenzini

Elias Nelson Parenzini

John Paulsen

Sara Paxton

Max Perlich

Linas Phillips

Tracy Phillips

John Pirruccello

Linda Porter

Jelani Quinn

Ruth Radelet

Mary Reber

Adele René

Mariqueen Reznor

Trent Reznor

Carolyn P. Riggs

Kimmy Robertson*

Wendy Robie*

Erik L. Rondell

Marv Rosand*

Ben Rosenfield

Tim Roth

Rod Rowland

Carlton Lee Russell*

Elena Satine

John Savage

Amanda Seyfried

Amy Shiels

Sawyer Shipman

Tom Sizemore

Sara Sohn

Malachy Sreenan

Harry Dean Stanton*

J.R. Starr

Bob Stephenson

Charlotte Stewart*

Emily Stofle

Al Strobel*

Carel Struycken*

Ethan Suplee

Sabrina S. Sutherland

Jessica Szohr

Russ Tamblyn*

Bill Tangradi

Cynthia Lauren Tewes

Jodee Thelen

Jack Torrey

Sharon Van Etten

Eddie Vedder

Greg Vrotsos

Jake Wardle

Naomi Watts

Nafessa Williams

Ray Wise*

Alicia Witt*

Karolina Wydra

Charlyne Yi

Nae Yuuki

Grace Zabriskie*

Christophe Zajac-Denek

Madeline Zima

Blake Zingale