After months of speculation, Showtime confirmed in October that they are bringing back the cult classic TV series Twin Peaks for a nine-episode run in 2016. Last month, the network also confirmed that Kyle MacLachlan will be back as FBI agent Dale Cooper, but we don't have official word about any other original series cast members returning. A few years before he became a household name as Fox Mulder on The X-Files, David Duchovny starred in the second season of Twin Peaks as cross-dressing DEA agent Denise Bryson. While promoting his new novel in an interview with The Los Angeles Times, David Duchovny revealed that he hopes Denise will return for the new series, while also addressing the talk of an X-Files reboot.
"I think Twin Peaks is happening for sure. I hope my character comes back, I think she does. And then X-Files - Fox made some kind of shadowy announcement last week. Certainly, something's happening. Something's brewing. It's like the Eagles' greatest hits tour... by me."
David Duchovny's Denise Bryson was summoned to Twin Peaks in Season 2 to investigate her old friend Dale Cooper. Dale had known Bryson when she was known as Dennis Bryson, but, after going undercover as a transvestite, Bryson learned he was much more comfortable as a woman, and became Denise Bryson. Of course, we have no confirmation that David Duchovny will return, and if he does, how large or small his role will be.
During a Q&A session last month, Sheryl Lee (Laura Palmer/Maddy Ferguson) confirmed that she will be back for the new episodes, along with Dana Ashbrook (Bobby Briggs). It's worth noting that Laura Palmer told Dale Cooper that she will see him again in 25 years, and this new series will debut in 2016, 25 years after the original show went off the air in 1991. Both Laura Palmer and Maddy Ferguson are dead, but there is speculation that a version of Laura may remain in the Black Lodge Red Room. Would you like to see David Duchovny come back as Denise Bryson?