Where Are They Now? The Cast of Twin Peaks


It was announced on Monday that

Twin Peaks

will return for a nine-episode run on Showtime. Considering David Lynch is known for working with the same people over and over again, it’s worth asking: Which original cast members might return? Let’s take a look at where they are now.

1. Kyle MacLachlan - Special Agent Dale Cooper


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MacLachlan has been working steadily since

Twin Peaks

ended in 1991. In addition to a handful of movies, he had recurring roles on

Sex and the City


Desperate Housewives


How I Met Your Mother

, and


. Lynch’s frequent collaborator is rumored to return for the new series as well: The two were


eating lunch together in September, and MacLachlan


Monday, “Better fire up that percolator and find my black suit :-) #Twinpeaks.”

2. Sheryl Lee - Laura Palmer and Maddy Ferguson


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Lee is still in show business and has three films coming out this year (

Jackie & Ryan, White Bird in a Blizzard

, and

The Makings of You

). It wouldn’t be a surprise if Lee is asked to return to

Twin Peaks

; Lynch liked her enough to


the character of Laura’s cousin so she could have an actual speaking role on the show. Plus, he wrote the 1992 film

Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me

with Laura Palmer as the main character.

3. Lara Flynn Boyle - Donna Hayward


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Lara Flynn Boyle landed some good post-


roles and spent a few years on ABC’s

The Practice

. Her more recent credits are slightly less impressive, like the 2013 comedy-horror film

Hansel & Gretel Get Baked

and the 2014 family flick

Lucky Dog

. As for whether she’ll reprise her role in the upcoming series, it’s unlikely considering she declined to appear in

Fire Walk with Me

. She has since claimed it was because she "was extremely disappointed in the way the second season got off track."

4. Sherilyn Fenn - Audrey Horne


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Fenn wouldn’t have to travel far if Lynch wanted her back on the show—she’s currently doing an arc on the Showtime series

Ray Donovan.

She can also be seen on the horror web series

Project: Phoenix

. Like Boyle, Fenn didn’t star in

Fire Walk with Me

, but it was due to a scheduling conflict, not an objection. She seems to be interested in the fate of her

Twin Peaks

character; in a recent interview, she


“Audrey would’ve taken over her father’s business and would’ve been married to Agent Cooper with many children.”

5. Michael Ontkean - Sheriff Harry S. Truman

Ontkean hasn’t done any film or television since his small part as George Clooney’s cousin in 2011’s

The Descendants

. You shouldn’t count him out for a role reprisal, though. In a 2011 interview, he


, “I was born to play Harry S. Truman.”

6. Mädchen Amick - Shelly Johnson


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Twin Peaks

, Amick has had roles on




, and


. She currently stars alongside Jenna Dewan Tatum on Lifetime’s

Witches of East End

. A

Twin Peaks

cameo isn’t out of the question, though. She has


that she was spoiled by the freedom the show allowed.

7. James Marshall - James Hurley

Marshall hasn’t had a film out since the horror flick

The Cursed

, which was released on the SyFy Channel in 2010. He’s currently filming

Welcome to Kain

, slated for 2015. Marshall attended the release party for

Twin Peaks

on Blu-Ray this year, and later


, “I really want to stay in contact with [those] people more."

8. Dana Ashbrook - Bobby Briggs


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Ashbrook has recently had roles on

White Collar



, and


. He also will be in three films released within the next year:

Opposite Sex


Kensho at the Bedfellow

, and


. It wouldn’t be a surprise to see him pop up in the revival—one of the episodes of


he starred in was a

Twin Peaks

homage episode with other former cast members including Sheryl Lee and Sherilyn Fenn.

9. Joan Chen - Jocelyn Packard


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Twin Peaks

, Chen has spent some time behind the camera. She wrote and directed the 1998 film

Xiu Xiu: The Sent Down Girl

and the 2012 short

Shanghai Strangers

. Chen balances her acting career between American films and Chinese films. She has a part in the upcoming Mandarin film

Yang Guifei

, and will also star in an adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s

The Seagull

alongside David Duchovny and Helen Hunt, which will be released in 2015.

10. Everett McGill - Big Ed Hurley

McGill hasn’t acted since a 1999 episode of


, so it may seem unlikely that he'll pop up in the Showtime series. But there’s still hope: On August 13, Lynch


, “Dear Twitter Friends, do any of you know where Everett McGill is? I’d really like to talk to him. Thank you.”

11. Ray Wise - Leland Palmer


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Wise has managed multiple film and guest-starring television roles since

Twin Peaks

ended. Recently, he played Ed Baxter in

Mad Men

and Robin Scherbatsky’s dad in

How I Met Your Mother

. (Spoilers ahead!) Fans of the show probably won’t expect Wise to return, but don’t jump to conclusions. In 2013, Lynch


Wise, “Well, Ray, you know, the town is still there. And I suppose it's possible that we could revisit it. Of course, you're already dead...but we could maybe work around that."

12. Catherine E. Coulson - The Log Lady


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Coulson has only had a handful of roles since the show ended, but she still works in the business. She had a part in the 2013 drama

Redwood Highway

. And there’s no doubt that she’d be willing to pick up her log again: In May, she


an introduction in character for a music video by the rock band Pretty Little Demons.