'Les Miserables' actress believed to be returning to TV to play new character in David Lynch series
Amanda Seyfried is reported to have joined the cast of David Lynch’s Twin Peaks TV series.
TVLine reports that details of Seyfried’s character are being kept under wraps, but that she will be playing a “pivotal” new character in the series. A spokesperson for Showtime, home to the Twin Peaks TV series, declined to comment on the speculation.
Best known for film work, including roles in Men Girls, Les Miserables and Ted 2 on her CV, Seyfried has multiple TV credits to her name and was seen most recently in HBO series Big Love in 2011.
David Nevins, president of Showtime, revealed earlier this year that David Lynch is planning to make the Twin Peaks revival series like a movie. Lynch and his Twin Peaks co-creator Mark Frost have penned one long script for the series, which Lynch will shoot as a continuous movie before editing down into individual episodes.
Though Showtime originally commissioned nine new episodes of Twin Peaks, the revival series is now expected to run considerably longer. Lynch announced in April that he had pulled out of the revival series, but then confirmed in May that he was back on board to direct the new episodes.
“I never had doubt we would get him back, Twin Peaks is a huge priority for us,” Nevins said in May. “It became clear it would take more than nine episodes, which we had planned and budgeted for. We had to sort that out. Lynch wanted to direct all episodes, and we wanted him to direct all episodes. We are looking to be in great shape.”
The Twin Peaks revival series is expected to premiere on Showtime in late 2016 or early 2017. Kyle MacLachlan is confirmed to be returning as Special Agent Dale Cooper, while Nevins has said of the series’ cast: “You should be optimistic that the people that you want [back] will be there, and then there will be some surprises in addition.”