Twin Peaks: Michael Cera, Amanda Seyfried and Trent Reznor join long-awaited new season of the cult show

Principal photography has finished on the show's third season after more than 25 years

The new series of Twin Peaks, the cult show that was cancelled on a massive cliffhanger after 25 years, has finished shooting, directed and produced by its original creators David Lynch and Mark Frost.

A total of 217 actors will appear in the new season of the show, which picks up a quarter of a century after the events of its first two series. Many veterans of Twin Peaks’ first incarnation are returning, not least its arguable star, Kyle MacLaughlin as the affable FBI agent Dale Cooper, but there are many interesting new names on the huge cast list which has just been released.

New additions include Amanda Seyfried, Ashley Judd, Michael Cera, Trent Reznor, Jessica Szohr, Jane Levy and Richard Chamberlain. Dozens of the original cast members are returning alongside MacLaughlin, including David Duchovney, Ray Wise and Sherilyn Fenn


Not much is known about the plot of the new series, but in the ground-breaking and deeply surreal original, Agent Cooper arrived in a strange northwestern town in the USA, and found himself increasingly sucked into the strange personal lives of its inhabitants. It quickly developed a cult following for its bizarre characters and David Lynch’s eerie directorial flourishes, but was cancelled when ratings fell while its second season aired in 1991.

Twin Peaks will be broadcast on the Showtime network in the USA at some point in 2017. No air date or UK broadcaster has been announced, though it is expected to be available on various legal streaming platforms.