‘Twin Peaks’ Revival Casting Update: Kyle MacLachlan to Reprise Role as Dale Cooper

By Kitin Miranda | 3 years ago
‘Twin Peaks’ Revival Casting Update: Kyle MacLachlan to Reprise Role as Dale Cooper
Kyle MacLachlan at the Torontol Film Festival 2011. September 13, 2011. 18:11:34. Wikimedia Commons/GabboT

In October 2014, fans of the cult series “Twin Peaks” became excited with the news that it was going to be revived 25 years after its last episode aired on June 10, 1991. However, fans of the cult series can now be allayed of their worries regarding some of the casting decisions of the show, as TV Line has learned that Kyle MacLachlan will be returning to reprise his original role in the series. Read on to learn more about this story.

The last time that fans and viewers saw MacLachlan’s character, FBI Agent Dale Cooper, he had just gotten possessed by an evil spirt named Bob, who was responsible for the murders which he had been sent to investigate. And according to TV Line, he will be reprising his role the FBI Agent, 25 years later.

Aside from “Twin Peaks,” MacLachlan has been appearing more often on television recently, and has been seen as the Doctor or Cal in “MARVEL’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” and The Captain in “How I Met Your Mother.”

However, MacLachlan might not be the only member of the original cast of the series to reprise their roles in the series. According to Spoiler TV, there have been rumors that Sherilyn Fenn, who portrayed Audrey Horne, and Sheryl Lee, who played the murdered Laura Palmer, and her cousin Maddison Ferguson, might be joining the cast of the revival as well. What is known, however, is that MacLachlan teased on TV Line that he “lots of people from the original cast” to return as well.

The series will be limited, spanning nine episodes, and will air on Showtime in 2016, the 25th anniversary of the show, and they will start filming sometime in the middle of 2015.

The series will be a modern-day continuation of the original show, which aired its final episode in 1991. The original series centered around FBI Agent Dale Cooper (Kyle MacLachlan), who had been called in to investigate the death of Laura Palmer (Sheryl Lee), only to discover that there might be an otherworldly element involved. As the show ended with Cooper getting possessed by the evil spirit Bob, who committed all the other murders, many have speculated on what will happen next to Cooper and the town itself.

The series will also be directed by show creator David Lynch and will be written by the original showrunners, David Lynch and Mark Frost.

Are you excited for the continuation of “Twin Peaks”? Let us know what you think in the comments below.

And that was all for the casting update on the revival of “Twin Peaks” on Showtime. For more news and updates on “Twin Peaks” and other television shows, keep following Movie News Guide (MNG).
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Kitin Miranda enjoys writing, learning new things, telling stories, and doing theater. When she is not busy with her many projects, she can be found reading a good book, writing poetry or fiction, updating her blog, discovering new food places around her neighborhood, or watching American or Asian TV shows.