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Lynch's "Twin Peaks" revival casts Amanda Seyfried in mystery role

Lily Kane

Seyfried, 29, is the first new name linked to the future series - production on which has just begun in the Pacific Northwest of the US.

TVLine (among others) is wildly speculating that Seyfried may be the daughter of Coop and his late-in-the-show love interest Annie, played by Heather Graham, who, like Seyfried, is also a woman with blonde hair and facial features. TV Line says that Seyfried will be playing a new character, and that she will be appearing in multiple episodes.

The updated series marks Amanda's first television gig since leaving HBO's "Big Love" in 2011.

The original Twin Peaks saw Agent Dale Cooper arriving in the titular town to investigate the murder of homecoming queen Laura Palmer, only to find the mystery ran far deeper than he could ever expect, with a touch of the supernatural.

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Amanda Seyfried

The last news we heard that David Lynch and Twin Peaks co-creator Mark Frost completed work on the scripts, with Lynch confirmed to direct all episodes of the revival series, however many that turns out to be. In August, David Lynch only gave a hint of what fans can expect from the revival.

As Nerdist reports, Twin Peaks is now filming in Washington State until the end of the month.

"You should be optimistic that the people that you want [back] will be there, and then there will be some surprises in addition."

The new "Twin Peaks" will be a present-day continuation of the series that became a pop-culture hit in the early 1990s when it aired on ABC.