Naomi Watts to star in cult classic TV series Twin Peaks

Naomi Watts is the latest to join the team reviving 90s classic TV series Twin Peaks.
Naomi Watts is the latest to join the team reviving 90s classic TV series Twin Peaks.

Naomi Watts has joined the cast of Twin Peaks.

The 47-year-old actress is making a return to TV for the first time in two years - and only her second small screen role in 14 years - in David Lynch's new instalment of his cult classic 90s series, according to Deadline.com

Lynch personally reached out to Watts last October to offer her a part in his new project. The blonde star got her big break in the director's mysterious movie Mulholland Drive in 2001.

Tom Sizemore has also reportedly joined the star-studded cast which includes Amanda Seyfried, Balthazar Getty and Jim Belushi.

Kyle MacLachlan is the only original cast member to so far be confirmed to star in the new series, which is being written entirely by the show's co-creators Lynch and Mark Frost.

Although original cast members Sherilyn Fenn, Miguel Ferrer and Sheryl Lee are rumoured to be returning.

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The original series aired from 1990 to 1991 and was followed by a feature film the next year, starring Kyle as Special Agent Dale Cooper who tried to solve the murder of Laura Palmer (Sheryl Lee).

Lynch, 70, did briefly quit the series over budget concerns, however, he eventually came to terms with Showtime to return to the show.

The new season of Twin Peaks is set to premiere in early 2017.

- Bang! Showbiz

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