It’s been 25 years but the return of David Lynch’s cult classic Twin Peaks finally arrived! Debuting on Sunday night with a special four-episode premiere, Twin Peaks: The Return (Sundays at 9 p.m. ET on The Movie Network) reintroduced many familiar faces, but in the world of Lynch, you can never have enough characters.
From the couple who sat too close to the glass box, to the son of two Twin Peaks veterans, here’s your cheat sheet to new characters you need to know. Study up, because with 14 more episodes, there’s going to be a much longer list of new faces to learn.
Constance Talbot (Jane Adams)
Twin Peaks: Constance is the lead coroner who matches fingerprints to the late woman whose body was replaced by an obese man. This wouldn’t be Twin Peaks if the murders weren’t gruesome and weird.
Where You’ve Seen Her: Actor Jane Adams starred in the dark comedy Hung, as well as spending time with Dr. Frasier Crane on Frasier. Fans of ’80s TV shows will also remember her as Andrea on Family Ties.
Sam Colby (Ben Rosenfield)
Twin Peaks: Tasked with the simple instruction to watch the box and not let anyone in, Sam unfortunately missed the second note and got himself and Tracy killed by a terrifying…we don’t know what.
Where You’ve Seen Him: Actor Ben Rosenfield has been racking up the credits in recent years, starring in An Irrational Man, Indignation, 6 Years, A Most Violent Year, and playing Willie Thompson during the final two seasons of Boardwalk Empire.
Tracy (Madeline Zima)
Twin Peaks: Tracy’s eagerness to see what her crush Sam was guarding all night unfortunately gave her a front row seat to the glass box that would lead to her gruesome death. She should have kept the lattes and left.
Where You’ve Seen Her: Madeline Zima got her start as the youngest daughter on the long-running sitcom The Nanny. She then spent four seasons acting opposite David Duchovny on Californication (or as we know him in the Twin Peaks world, Denise).
Wally Brando (Michael Cera)
Twin Peaks: Giving a truly overwrought David Lynch-approved lispy performance, Michael Cera plays Wally Brando, the son of Twin Peaks veterans Lucy and Andy.
Where You’ve Seen Him: Canadian actor Michael Cera played George Michael in Arrested Development, going on to star in Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World, Superbad, and Juno.
Bill Kennedy (Richard Chamberlain)
Twin Peaks: Part of the FBI, or Federal Bureau of Investigation (it sounds so good to say all three words), Bill is assistant to Denise, who is now in charge of her former boss, Gordon Cole (Lynch).
Where You’ve Seen Him: As one of the biggest heartthrobs on TV in the 1960s, Chamberlain played Dr. Kildare for five years before starring in Shogun and televisions’s epic The Thorn Birds.
Beverly Paige (Ashley Judd)
Twin Peaks: As secretary to Ben Horne, Beverly Paige must endure the lingering gaze from the Horne brothers.
Where You’ve Seen Her: Ashley Judd starred in some of the biggest movies of the 1990s and her career continues to rule the box office today, with a role in the Divergent series. Judd is best known for her work in Double Jeopardy, Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood, Where The Heart Is, A Time To Kill and Kiss The Girls.
Chantal Hutchens (Jennifer Jason Leigh)
Twin Peaks: Chantal appears to be working with Bob, the man who inhabited Agent Cooper’s body at the end of Season 2. We hope she stays on his good side because he has a penchant for killing beautiful women. RIP Daria.
Where You’ve Seen Her: More like, where haven’t you seen her? Jennifer Jason Leigh has been working steadily in TV shows and films since the 1970s, starring in Fast Times At Ridgemont High, Backdraft, Single White Female, Weeds, Revenge and The Hateful Eight.
William Hastings (Matthew Lillard)
Twin Peaks: Playing a South Dakota principal whose fingerprints are all over the apartment of a dead woman, we know that William Hasting’s (late) wife knew Dale Cooper, so did William know him as well?
Where You’ve Seen Him: Fans of ’90s films will remember Lillard from his roles in Serial Mom, Scream, and She’s All That. Lillard went on to star in the Scooby Doo film franchise and currently stars on the CraveTV series Bosch.
Renee (Jessica Szohr)
Twin Peaks: Shelley’s new bestie Renee seems to have caught the eye of James, who suffered a motorcycle accident, but has ‘always been cool.’
Where You’ve Seen Her: Before spending her nights at the now-hipster Bang Bang Bar, Szohr hung out on the Upper East Side as Vanessa Abrams on Gossip Girl. Most recently, she’s had reoccurring roles on Complications and Kingdom.
Red (Balthazar Getty)
Twin Peaks: Playing a confident patron of The Bang Bang Bar, it appears that Balthazar Getty’s Red has taken an interest in everyone’s favourite waitress, Shelly Johnson.
Where You’ve Seen Him: The American actor has starred in a number of successful TV series, including Brothers and Sisters, Alias, and Charmed.
Janey Jones (Naomi Watts)
Twin Peaks: Poor Dougie Jones met his maker within minutes of being introduced to the Twin Peaks world, but the people in his life, including his wife Janey, don’t seem to notice that he’s now a completely different person. Well, at least a different doppleganger.
Where You’ve Seen Her: Watts made her first foray into the world of Lynch in Mulholland Drive. The Australian actor has enjoyed a non-stop career in huge films, including King Kong, Eastern Promises and Birdman.
Man From Another Place
Twin Peaks: It’s a long and confusing Lynch-esque story, but the Man From Another Place at one point in earlier Twin Peak iterations revealed he was the embodiment of the One-Armed Man’s missing arm. Now that arm is a super creepy tree-thing. Hello nightmares!