What you are looking at above is Ashley Judd, Jim Belushi, Amanda Seyfried, David Duchovny, Naomi Watts, Matthew Lillard, Michael Cera, Jennifer Jason Leigh, and Trent Reznor. And if you can believe it, you’re only looking at less than 20% of the cast of the Twin Peaks reboot. I hope Showtime knows how to place a casual encounters ad on Craigslist, because something tells me they’re going to need to make a couple extra bucks to make sure all those paychecks don’t bounce.
The cast list for Showtime’s Twin Peaks reboot was announced today. We already knew that most of the original cast was open to coming back. But thanks to Showtime, we now know that pretty much everyone in David Lynch’s Rolodex is coming with them. Variety has a screen grab of the cast list, and I’ve put it after the cut.
Even the king of actor-packed films Garry Marshall is like “Damn, that’s a lot of actors.” There’s Kyle MacLachlan and Peggy Lipton and Laura Dern and Champ Kind from Anchorman and Jessica Szorh and Monica Bellucci. Plus everyone up top that I mentioned, and the 1.8 billion names I didn’t have time to type. And yet, no Piper Laurie? No Lara Flynn Boyle?? Maybe it came down to Piper, Lara, and Eddie Vedder, and Showtime decided who got it based on who called back first.
This is seriously crazy though. I’ve been re-watching the original episodes of Twin Peaks, and one thing I’ve noticed is that there were so many damn characters. Each episode is 45 minutes, and I’m pretty sure 9 of those are credits. You practically have enough time to take a nap while watching the credits roll. But that’s nothing compared to this new cast list. All those little * indicate an actor who appeared in the original. Do you see how few * there are? It’s a good thing Showtime doesn’t have commercials, because David Lynch is going to need every last spare second of screen time available to list off each person with a SAG-AFTRA card that appears in each episode.