Peter Sarsgaard is heading to the town of Twin Peaks, but the reason remains a mystery…for now.
The actor has reportedly joined the cast of the TV revival in an “unspecified recurring role.”
Sarsgaard is the latest in a slew of Twin Peaks newbies who have been cast in the series, although the studio remains mum, including Amanda Seyfried (Veronica Mars, Big Love), Robert Knepper (The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2, Heroes) and Balthazar Getty (Brothers & Sisters, Alias).
If you’re me, you know Saarsgard as the idiot dad from Orphan who didn’t realize anything was wrong until it was too late, but he’s also known for his roles in The Skeleton Key, The Killing, The Slap and his upcoming project, The Magnificent Seven, co-starring Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, Matt Bomer, Vincent D’Onofrio and more.
It’s good to hear that the series is coming along, as it faced a lot of bumps in the road in the beginning. “A lot of people always look back at Twin Peaks and say that was the start of this explosion we’ve had in good television drama, but we did it in a time when there were still only three networks,” said co-creator Mark Frost previously. “The challenge for us is to try and come back and raise the bar above what we did the last time. We’re coming back with season three of Twin Peaks after a 25-year absence. We’ve finished the scripts, we start production in September, and that will be coming out on Showtime sometime in 2017.”
Production on Twin Peaks is currently underway in Washington state.