TCA 2015: Sherilyn Fenn is also among the actors from the original series expected to be back for upcoming Season 3
Three more original residents of “Twin Peaks” are returning to the scene of the crime.
Sheryl Lee, who played both murdered homecoming queen Laura Palmer and Maddy Ferguson, and Dana Ashbook, who played Bobby Briggs, are both part of the cast for for the show’s reboot.
Sherilyn Fenn could also be coming back as Audrey.
The announcement was made during the Television Critics Association’s Winter Press Tour 2015.
Reports that Lee, who played Audrey Horne, would return to the show began earlier this week when Showtime announced on Monday that actor Kyle MacLachlan was heading back to the sleepy fictional town to reprise his iconic role of FBI Special Agent Dale Cooper.
Series creators and executive producers Lynch and Mark Frost are on board to write and produce the reboot, with Lynch also directing every episode.
While Ashbrook’s and Fenn’s characters are presumed to be alive 25 years later, it will be interesting to see how the show’s writers manage to incorporate Lee, considering both of her characters are dead (though her character has appeared throughout the series even after death).
The original “Twin Peaks” followed the residents of a quaint Pacific northwestern town, stunned after the murder of homecoming queen Laura Palmer. FBI agent Dale Cooper arrives to investigate the case, but as he looks into Laura’s killing, the town’s secrets are gradually exposed.
Set in the present day, “Twin Peaks” will continue the lore of the original series, providing long-awaited answers for the passionate fan base, according to a statement from the network.
Watch Lee and Ashbrook make the announcement here.
” Twin Peaks” will return as a nine-episode show in 2016 on Showtime.