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Everett McGill came out of retirement after 17 years to reprise his role as Big Ed Hurley.
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To avoid spoilers from leaking online, the cast were only given the scripts with their own lines on each day of shooting, after which they had to return the pages, which were then shredded under supervision.
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David Bowie was set to return as FBI Agent Phillip Jeffries for a cameo but it didn't happen before the musician's death in January of 2016.
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Was originally set for 9 episodes but was later doubled to 18.
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This belated season was first teased by simultaneous tweets, "That gum you like is going to come back in style," from Mark Frost and David Lynch at 11:30am, the same time that Agent Dale Cooper is first seen dictating to his secretary Diane and "entering the town of Twin Peaks" in the original pilot episode of Twin Peaks (1990).
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Many original cast and crew members came out of retirement to work again on the series.
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Miguel Ferrer's final acting appearance.
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39 actors and actresses of the original series returned for the revival.
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During the audition process for Twin Peaks: The Return (2017), David Lynch requested the actors to perform a lengthy monologue about themselves.
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The cast of Twin Peaks: The Return (2017) includes actors from all David Lynch's previous feature films except for The Elephant Man (1980).
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Series co-creator David Lynch announced on April 5th, 2015 that he was backing out of directing and writing this series revival due to budgeting constraints. However on May 15th, 2015 Lynch announced on Twitter that he was returning and that there would be more than the nine episodes initially announced.
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Michael J. Anderson was approached to reprise his role as The Man From Another Place, but negotiations fell through over pay disputes. Anderson later took his anger to social media, going so far as to accuse Lynch of rape, incest, murder and encouraging suicide. A spokesperson for Anderson denied to comment further, only to say that Anderson would not be doing any interviews "for the foreseeable future."
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Co-creator Mark Frost has written a novel called The Secret History of Twin Peaks that reveals "what happened to the people of that iconic fictional town since we last saw them 25 years ago." The book also offers "a deeper glimpse into the central mystery that was only touched on by the original series." It was released in October 2016.
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David Lynch will be returning to the show as FBI Regional Bureau Chief Gordon Cole.
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When Agent Cooper describes the meeting between "The Strange Man From Another Place" and himself to the Sheriff, he explains that it was 25 years later, which is when this is taking place.
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Like in many of his previous films, David Lynch has cast many musicians in Twin Peaks: The Return (2017), including Trent Reznor, Eddie Vedder, Sky Ferreira and Chrysta Bell. Julee Cruise is also returning in the cast.
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The new series of Twin Peaks: The Return (2017) filmed scenes in the Tower Theatre in Los Angeles, a location that was also utilized by David Lynch in Mulholland Drive (2001), serving as Club Silencio.
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During a Q&A on the annual TLV International Student Film Festival on June 2016, David Lynch said that working on Twin Peaks: The Return (2017) again after so many years was one of the greatest experiences he ever had.
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Lara Flynn Boyle was offered to return as Donna Hayward but she refused.
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Twede's Cafe, which stands in as The RR Diner, was renovated to look exactly the way it looked when the original show was filmed.
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David Lynch and Mark Frost pitched the new series to Showtime by showing them just the first two hours of the script and binders full of notes.
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David Lynch and Mark Frost approached the new season of Twin Peaks: The Return (2017) as one long movie. They have written a long script that will be divided into episodes during the post-production.
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Showtime's President David Nevins called the new series "the pure-heroin version of David Lynch" that "rewards close watching". He also stated that it's "about Agent Dale Cooper's odyssey to Twin Peaks."
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The following major or recurring cast members have died since the show's final episode in 1991: Catherine E. Coulson (Margaret Lanterman/The Log Lady, Don S. Davis (Major Garland Briggs), Miguel Ferrer (Albert Rosenfeld), Warren Frost (Doctor William Hayward), Jack Nance (Pete Martell), Peggy Lipton (Norma Jennings) and Frank Silva (Killer BOB). Other minor players of note include Frances Bay (Mrs. Tremond/Chalfont), Harry Dean Stanton (Carl Rodd), Marvin Rosand (Toad), and David Bowie (Phillip Jeffries). Jennings, Coulson, Ferrer, Frost, Rosand, and Stanton all completed performances in the new series before their deaths--however, all except for Stanton died before the new series premiered.
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On April 25, 2016 Showtime announced that principal photography has concluded and revealed the official cast of the series that includes 217 cast members.
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Carel Struycken revealed in a recent interview that he filmed only four scenes with hardly any lines and that his role is important for the development of the story.
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The Twin Peaks: The Return (2017) premiere sparked the biggest day and weekend of sign ups ever for Showtime, according to the network's CEO and President, David Nevins.
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The first two hours of the series premiered at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival and received a lengthy standing ovation.
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Emmy winning editor Duwayne Dunham who worked with Lynch in Blue Velvet (1986), Wild at Heart (1990) and also edited two episodes of the original series (including the pilot), returned to edit the whole new series too.
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Robert Forster was cast to replace Michael Ontkean as Sheriff Truman. Forster was originally cast as Truman in the pilot of the original show but he dropped out because of scheduling conflicts and the role went on to Ontkean.
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Besides director/co-writer/executive producer/actor, David Lynch is also credited as co-editor with Duwayne Dunham as well as in the visual effects department and the sound design.
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Although this show is a direct sequel to the original Twin Peaks series, three other canonical entries in the Twin Peaks franchise, namely David Lynch's Twin Peaks film Fire Walk With Me, the deleted scenes from the movie that were later released as Twin Peaks: The Missing Pieces and the show's co-creator Mark Frost's book The Secret History of Twin Peaks, have an even bigger influence on the plot of season 3. Surprisingly, Frost's book contains several minor and major inconsistencies with the original series such as removing Annie entirely from the story. These "errors" are supposedly intentional and not retcons, mistakes or oversights, and they will be explained either in the show's third season or in Frost's follow up book Twin Peaks: The Final Dossier that's set for release as soon as the third season finishes airing.
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First TV series that was shot with the Arri Amira camera.
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In an interview with Bloomberg, Showtime's CEO David Nevins discussed the possibility of releasing Twin Peaks: The Return (2017) in different ways than the network's standard weekly release format, such as releasing it in clusters or even screening select episodes in theaters.
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Andy says that Wally shares a birthday with Marlon Brando, born April 3. This would mean that Wally was born roughly a week after the events of the final episode of the original series. Since Lucy notes that Cooper never saw the baby, it's safe to assume that he disappeared within days of reemerging from Glastonbury Grove.
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Finished filming on April 14th 2016.
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Amber Tamblyn said in an interview that she auditioned for Twin Peaks: The Return (2017) but she didn't get the part. She also described her father's ( Russ Tamblyn ) storyline in the series as 'pretty incredible'.
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Miguel Ferrer last portrayed Albert Rosenfield in 1992, the year his father Jose Ferrer passed away. His role in the new series ended up being his last one before he passed away too.
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During the filming period, David Lynch is wearing the same hat that he was wearing when he shot the original show as well as Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992).
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During the 2015 Living Dead Convention in Portland, Oregon, Dana Ashbrook revealed that besides Snoqualmie, the series would be filmed all over, "different cities, different states, even different countries."
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During Showtime's TCA presentation in August 2016, Showtime's CEO and President, David Nevins said that the episodes of Twin Peaks: The Return (2017) won't have to conclude within 60 minutes and that they are considering different release patterns, while saying that everything about it will be unconventional.
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A number of the cast agreed to take bit parts just to get a chance to work under the direction of David Lynch, or to appear on the series itself.
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Wally Brando's monologue refers to explorers Lewis and Clark. Fictionalized excerpt from Lewis and Clark's journals are featured in the book The Secret History of Twin Peaks.
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Eddie Vedder's involvement with the series is soundtrack-related. His song 'Out of Sand' was written and recorded exclusively for Twin Peaks.
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In an interview with Insider, Moby revealed that he signed a non-disclosure agreement that makes him unable to say whether or not he's involved with Twin Peaks: The Return (2017), something that indicates his involvement with the project.
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Peter Deming, who worked with Lynch in On the Air (1992), Hotel Room (1993), Lost Highway (1997) and Mulholland Drive (2001), was hired as the director of photography for the new series.
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Finn Andrews, the lead singer of The Veils, confirmed that their appearance in the series is band-related.
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Some cast members (Catherine E. Coulson, Miguel Ferrer) died after production but before the broadcast. Harry Dean Stanton died shortly after the final episode aired.
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The Rancho Rosa moving logo in the beginning of each episode is different.
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During Showtime's presentation at the TCA Winter Press Tour 2016, Showtime's CEO and President, David Nevins confirmed that the show should be ready to premiere during the first half of 2017.
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Naomi Watts, Robert Forster, and Patrick Fischler all previously worked with David Lynch on Mulholland Drive (2001), which also featured Michael J. Anderson. It was also originally developed as a spin-off featuring Audrey Horne in the lead role.
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Peter Sarsgaard was cast but he eventually dropped out because of scheduling conflicts.
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In June 2016, Showtime's CEO David Nevins announced that Twin Peaks: The Return (2017) is in the editing process and will air in the second quarter of 2017.
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David Lynch was nominated for the 2018 Emmy Award in the Outstanding Directing For A Limited Series, Movie Or Dramatic Special category for Twin Peaks: The Return (2017), but lost to Ryan Murphy for American Crime Story: The Man Who Would Be Vogue (2018).
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David Lynch would personally apply fake blood when a scene called for it.
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When Kimmy Robertson was walking to the Sheriff's department set on her first day back she was baffled that David Lynch had sent two people to escort her. When she entered she was so struck by deja vu she almost fainted. Lynch had evidently forseen this reaction.
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The character Ulysses Everett McGill from O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000) was named for cast member Everett McGill, and played by Ferrer's cousin George Clooney.
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The actor who portrays the Security Guard, Michael Bisping, is the 2016 UFC Middleweight world champion.
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Twin Peaks: The Return (2017) is one of the 11 productions that will be shot (partially) in California and will receive tax credits under the state's recently expanded Film and Television Tax Credit Program 2.0.
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Laura Dern appears in this series with Harry Dean Stanton, in his second-to-last role. Stanton previously appeared in The Rebel Rousers (1970) with her parents, Bruce Dern and Diane Ladd, who actually conceived her during production. This was also Miguel Ferrer's final role. His parents, José Ferrer and Rosemary Clooney; who was pregnant with him at the time; appeared in Deep in My Heart (1954) with Russ Tamblyn.
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Jennifer Jason Leigh and Tim Roth both starred in Quentin Tarantino's The Hateful Eight (2015) for which Leigh received her first Oscar nomination.
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Naomi Watts and Amanda Seyfried previously appeared together in While We're Young (2014) directed by Noah Baumbach.
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Mark Frost & David Lynch were nominated for the 2018 Emmy Award in the Outstanding Writing for a Limited Series, Movie or Special category for Twin Peaks: The Return (2017), but lost to William Bridges & Charlie Brooker for Black Mirror: USS Callister (2017).
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Peggy Lipton's final role.
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Matthew Lillard previously appeared in Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated (2010), which parodied several scenes from the original Twin Peaks (1990).
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This same year, Laura Dern appeared in Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) opposite Carrie Fisher. That film ended up being Fisher's final role, just as this was the last role for Miguel Ferrer. Fisher also stated that Ferrer had prepared her for her Star Wars audition.
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Miguel Ferrer and Francesca Eastwood appear on this series. Eastwood's father Clint Eastwood also had a long term relationship with Sondra Locke, who played Ferrer's mother Rosemary Clooney in the 1982 television film Rosie: The Rosemary Clooney Story .
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Co-Stars two Daniel Craig era Bond Girls. Bérénice Marlohe, who appeared in, Skyfall (2012) and Monica Bellucci who appeared in Spectre (2015).
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The original series made reference to The Fugitive (1963) by having a one-armed man named Philip Gerard. Laura Dern's father Bruce Dern made guest appearances on that series.
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Russ Tamblyn and his daughter Amber Tamblyn appeared together in Django Unchained (2012) with Bruce Dern, father of cast member Laura Dern.
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Tim Roth and Jennifer Jason Leigh also appeared together in The Hateful Eight (2015), opposite Bruce Dern.
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This series features MANY product placements in just 18 episodes, including by Apple, Amazon, Android, Buick, Dell, Firefox, Ford, FOX, Google, HBO, Hulu, Netflix, Showtime, Skype, Starbucks, Subaru, etc.
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This marks the second time in her career that Laura Dern has acted opposite the director of her projects. She previously appeared in A Perfect World (1993) for actor/director Clint Eastwood, who is also the father of cast member Francesca Eastwood. A Perfect World also starred Kevin Costner, who is also an Oscar-winning actor/director. Dern also appeared in Jurassic Park (1993) opposite actor-turned-director Richard Attenborough.
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Carel Struycken also appeared in Men in Black (1997), as did David Cross, whose wife is actress Amber Tamblyn, daughter of Russ Tamblyn. Lara Flynn Boyle played the main villain in the second film in that series.
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Spoilers 

The trivia items below may give away important plot points.

In the final episode of the original Twin Peaks (1990), Laura Palmer (Sheryl Lee) says to Agent Dale Cooper (Kyle MacLachlan): "I'll see you in 25 years." This revival would have been aired 25 years after the original series but the air date was pushed back to 2017, making it 25 years, 11 months, 11 days since the original series finale. This assumes that "25 years later" refers to when the episodes are aired or released, which is difficult to foresee during production. If "25 years later" instead refers to the time portrayed in the series, the events in the revival would take place in 2014 since the final episode of the original series took place on March 26, 1989. It is not yet clear exactly when the events in the revival take place.
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Chris Mulkey does not reprise his role as Hank Jennings, who was reportedly stabbed to death in prison by a relative of the Renault brothers. However Mulkey does provide voice work for the audio book of The Secret History Of Twin Peaks. Mulkey's limited role might be in part due to the fact that his wife, actress Karen Landry, was battling cancer and passed away in 2016 (in between the filming and airing of the series).
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Although Sheryl Lee is credited as appearing in all eighteen episodes of the new series, she only appears in two episodes in new footage. All of her other appearances are archive footage.
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The character of Gordon Cole was originally named after a minor character from the classic Billy Wilder film noir Sunset Boulevard. In the revival series, that reference pays off when a glimpse of Sunset Boulevard on TV is what provides the catalyst for "Dougie's" reawakening as Agent Cooper.
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Laura Dern plays the long unseen character Diane. Her mother is actress Diane Ladd, who played her on-screen mother in Lynch's film Wild at Heart (1990). Diane works with Cooper on "Blue Rose" files. "Blue Roses" was a nickname used by the character Laura in The Glass Menagerie, whose author, Tennessee Williams, is cousin to both Ladd and Dern.
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There is some debate as to the chronology of the series. Bearing in mind the events take place 25 years after those of the original, which take place in 1989, the continuation should begin in 2014. However, there are several clues throughout to suggest the new series is set after this, closer to 2017, when it was aired. For example, at multiple points characters can be seen using models of phone not widely available until after 2014, also in the Silver Mustang Casino an extra can be seen using an electronic Vape cigarette- these did not become widely used until well after 2014. It is not known if this is canon, or simply details which have been over-looked.
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