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Meet The New Residents Of Twin Peaks

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What does it take to be a Twin Peaks character? If all the women in Twin Peaks are anything to go by, I’m afraid looks do come into it. A curious expression too, well defined brows, and plenty of je ne sais quoi. Possibly also a fortune telling prop, for instance a log.

Master of the dark arts, David Lynch, has been whetting our appetites for cherry pie and season three of his thrilling series for some time now. Toying with our emotions by dropping out and then dropping back in, now, finally, we have something concrete: a cast. An all-singing cast, in fact, with American musicians Sky Ferreira, Sharon Van Etten, Ruth Radelet and actress Amanda Seyfried (whose voice shone in Mamma Mia and Les Misérables.)
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Sky Ferreira

Then there’s the well-adored and by now prolific actors Naomi Watts, Ashley Judd and Tim Roth, and musicians-turned-actors Jim Belushi, Eddie Vedder and Nine Inch Nails’ Robin Finck. And, perhaps most critically, Michael Cera. The perfect oddball. Was he born in Twin Peaks? Because everything about Michael Cera is Twin Peaks. His awkwardness, his curious expression – he’s a young, less polished Agent Cooper. Who better to mutter observances about coffee, owls and Tibetan practice into a dictaphone?

The new cast comprises, apparently, of 217 people. Which is some town. Original cast members include Sheryl Lee as the presumably still-dead Laura Palmer and Kyle MacLachlan as Agent Cooper – you’ll understand why he is necessary if you’ve seen season 1 and 2, and, like us, have been hanging on this cliff since 1991 when the last episode aired.

The date for series three is set for 2017. Get that coffee on the stove, folks.

And in the meantime, enjoy this from Audrey Horne, and let Bob freak you out...