On Monday (April 25), Showtime released the full cast list for the upcoming “Twin Peaks” revival — and we do mean “full,” as there are 217 names on the list. Interspersed among the original cast members who have long been rumored to be returning and previously-announced newcomers are quite a few actors no one had any idea were involved in creator David Lynch’s return to the quiet, quirky Washington town.
There are a few notable absences — Lara Flynn Boyle, Harry Ontkean, Piper Laurie. But the new names should be more than enough to make up for the missing original cast members. From Michael Cera to Eddie Vedder, here are the most intriguing and surprising names on the list.
This Italian model/actress is best known to U.S. audiences for playing Mary Magdalene in the 2004 film “The Passion of the Christ” and Bond girl Lucia Sciarra in 2015’s “Spectre.”
There’s been a rumor going around that Belushi was among the revival cast, but now it’s confirmed that the “According to Jim” star is involved. What kind of character he’ll play is one of the biggest mysteries on the list.
Whoa — Scott Pilgrim is coming to Twin Peaks. He’s exactly the kind of quirky young actor Lynch loves to work with, so Cera’s role is definitely among the ones we can’t wait to find out more about.
Please let him play a character similar to “The Thorn Birds” Father Ralph. Please.
From a member of the pot-dealing Bennett family on “Justified” to a brilliant physicist on “Lost,” Davies’ range runs the gamut. It will be interesting to see which way Lynch’s “Twin Peaks” takes the actor.
The second-youngest of Clint Eastwood’s brood, from his relationship with actress Frances Fisher, this relative newcomer’s biggest projects to date are a reality TV series and “Heroes Reborn.” But she’s got the striking good looks Lynch loves in his young, female leads — and is it a coincidence she bears a striking resemblance to Sheryl Lee?
This is one of the best surprises on the list. Foster (“Masters of the Universe,” “Pretty Little Liars”) and her impossibly, other-worldly blue eyes should make a creepy, mysterious addition to “Twin Peaks.” Foster’s memorable turn on a trilogy of “Quantum Leap” episodes is stuff of pure nightmare fuel, so we are chomping at the bit to see what Lynch does with her.
Another case of a newcomer resembling an original cast member, this pint-sized “Extant” star looks quite a bit like Audrey Horne (Sherilyn Fenn) and her father, Benjamin (Richard Beymer). Or, maybe there are some shades of Kyle MacLachlan in there.
This comedian has been everywhere in recent years, from “Go On” to “Bad Teacher” to “Married” to “Love” — and those are only a few examples. There’s no doubt he’s part of the new generation of oddballs populating the small Washington town.
Will he be more Winston Zeddemore or Warden Glynn? Or maybe somebody completely different — wouldn’t he make a heck of an FBI agent?
This might be the biggest surprise on the list. Is Todd Packer/Champ Kind really coming to Twin Peaks? Perhaps since he and Gelman star together on Comedy Central sitcom “Another Period,” they’ll be buddying up here as well.
Levy (“Suburgatory”) is a fiery young redhead and Alicia Witt is reprising her “Twin Peaks” role of Gersten Hayward …
After a critically-acclaimed turn on “The Bridge,” perhaps this shouldn’t be surprising, but it’s still weird to see “Scream’s” Stu, “SLC Punk’s” Stevo and “Scooby-Doo’s” live-action Shaggy on the list.
Trent Reznor & Eddie Vedder
… wait, what?
Well, actually, Nine Inch Nails frontman Reznor and Lynch previously worked together on NIN’s video for “Came Back Haunted” and the soundtrack for “Lost Highway.”
“I’m a huge David Lynch fan – we used to hold up Nine Inch Nails shows just so we could watch the latest ‘Twin Peaks,'” Reznor told Rolling Stone in 1997.
And Lynch and Vedder go way back, as the Pearl Jam frontman is a supporter of the David Lynch Foundation.
This alumnae of “The Nanny” and “Californication” is definitely giving off a Ronette Pulaski vibe. And wouldn’t you know it — Phoebe Augustine is also on the cast list for the “Twin Peaks” revival.
“Twin Peaks” is slated for a 2017 premiere on Showtime.