David Bowie Was Going To Appear In The ‘Twin Peaks’ Reboot

The rock icon died before he could film any scenes.

Here’s yet another of the billion and one reasons to mourn the tragically premature death of David Bowie: The pop icon was slated to appear in Showtime’s Twin Peaks revival, but never got to film his scenes before he died.

In an interview with The Dallas Morning News, Twin Peaks actor Harry Goaz — who played Deputy Andrew Brennan on the original show — said that Bowie was scheduled for a cameo in the upcoming series but that it was never filmed. Bowie appeared in the spinoff movie Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me as FBI agent Philip Jeffries, who had mysteriously disappeared two years before the events of the film and resurfaced suddenly, speaking incoherently about someone called Judy. 


It’s unclear if Bowie was to reprise his role as Jeffries or play a different character. David Lynch is characteristically keeping the plot details for the Twin Peaks reboot under tight lock: Goaz told the Dallas Morning News that “we only received our lines the morning of shooting… We didn’t even receive lines for our entire scenes, only our sides.” After the scenes are shot, the actors then have to put the pages through a shredder.

No specific date has been announced, but Twin Peaks is expected to premiere on Showtime in early 2017.