The David Bowie Twin Peaks mystery will never be solved

We're absolutely gutted...

David Bowie Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me
Batshit cameo David Bowie as Agent Phillip Jeffries in Fire Walk With Me. Image Picture New Line Cinema

The mystery surrounding David Bowie’s Twin Peaks character Agent Phillip Jeffries is going to remain that way.

According to actor Harry Goaz, who’s reprising his role as Deputy Andy Brennan in David Lynch’s TV rival, told Dallas News that Bowie was due to return in a cameo.

The rock icon passed away in January before he could film his part in the Twin Peaks revival.

Bowie featured in a batshit-nuts appearance in Lynch’s 1992 spinoff movie Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me. His FBI agent trippily materialised out of nowhere and then vanished again – the implication being that he’d gone to an inter-dimensional plain called the Black Lodge. Yeah, it’s complicated…

Twin Peaks fans have been clamouring for years to answer to the Agent Phillip Jeffries mystery. Sadly, it looks like they’ll never know.

Last month the entire cast list for the new Twin Peaks was revealed, with more than 200 actors lining up to star in the Showtime series.

Original stars Kyle MacLachlan, Sherilyn Fenn, David Duchovny Ray Wise and Mädchen Amick are all due to return while cast newcomers include everyone from Michael Cera to Monica Bellucci.

MacLachlan, who played coffee-loving FBI agent Dale Cooper, said that Lynch and Frost had something special in store when the new series premieres in 2017.

“I was completely surprised when David said, ‘it looks like we’re going to return,’ and I was very excited for two reasons really,” he told Deadline.

“One is the character of Dale Cooper, which is a lot of fun and the world of Twin Peaks. Secondly, the chance to work with David again because we haven’t worked together as actor/director for 25 years roughly.

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