Amanda Seyfried has just joined Twin Peaks — not the Hooters knockoff restaurant, but the upcoming revival series on Showtime. While we would love to have our microbrew brought to us by the sultry starlet, her gracing our TV screens in director David Lynch’s hotly anticipated reboot certainly ain’t bad.
The dazzling actress will play a major role in the modern-day continuation of the brilliantly batty '90s cult series, TVLine reports. While details of the forthcoming episodes remain a complete and utter mystery — in typical Lynchian fashion — our girl Amanda is widely speculated to be playing the daughter of Coop (Kyle MacLachlan) and love interest Annie, played by Seyfried’s '90s doppelgänger Heather Graham. MacLachlan has been confirmed to reprise his role, and Lynch has hinted at several other original cast members rejoining the fray.
We just hope, for her sake, that Amanda is familiar with the macabre, surrealist oeuvre of David Lynch. Because if she isn’t, we’d like to warn her: sh*t is about to hit the fan. The original series, which ran for two seasons from 1990 to 1991, centers on the investigation of the murder of a homecoming queen in the fictitious Twin Peaks, Washington. What begins as a hunt for an elusive killer in short order becomes the uncovering of the seedy underpinnings of suburbatopia. Severed appendages and macabre hallucinations, galore!
While the show spells major victory for lovers of the seminal series, who have been begging for a reboot for ages, it could mean even greater things for Seyfried. Though Lynch puts his stars through the wringer, he is known for getting career-best performances from his actresses. Mulholland Drive vaulted a then-unknown Naomi Watts into awards-darling superstardom, and the man practically created Laura Dern with Blue Velvet. And we know this could be just the thing to get Seyfried the awards cred she’s been gunning for since Les Misérables.
Production is currently underway in Washington State, with co-creators David Lynch and Mark Frost penning all episodes and Lynch directing. Twin Peaks will premiere on Showtime sometime in 2016.
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