Amanda Seyfried to play a “pivotal” role in Twin Peaks sequel

The Les Misérables and Ted 2 actress has joined the cast of David Lynch's TV revival

Last year, we were promised “new faces” would join the Twin Peaks revival. Well, it turns out one of those new faces is none other than Amanda Seyfried. 


The Mean Girls star has joined the sequel to the cult US series, according to TV Line, playing a “pivotal new character” in the upcoming episodes. So far full details of who she’s portraying are being kept firmly under wraps, but the US site has speculated she could be Coop and Annie’s daughter. 

The role marks Seyfried’s first on the small screen since her HBO series Big Love ended in 2011. Since then she’s appeared in a string of major movies, including Les Misérables, Lovelace, A Million Ways to Die in the West and Ted 2.

Filming on Twin Peaks began earlier this month but very little is known about who will be starring and what the plot will be. It has been confirmed that David Lynch will direct all 18 episodes which he wrote with co-creator Mark Frost. 

Kyle MacLachlan will be reprising his role as FBI Agent Dale Cooper for many more cups of “damn fine coffee”, but as for the rest of the cast – while it’s likely many will join the sequel, nothing has been confirmed. 


Instead, we’re having to make do with clues from interview answers and cryptic social media posts. Like this one, picturing original cast members Madchen Amick and Dana Ashbrook in a room that looks awfully like the Twin Peaks set. Coincidence? 

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