David Duchovny Twin Peaks

David Duchovny Teases Twin Peaks Return: 'Yeah, I'll Shave My Legs'

David Duchovny may be moving from one ’90s revival to another.

The actor, who reprised his role as Agent Mulder for Fox’s upcoming X-Files event series, is eyeing a possible guest-stint in Showtime’s Twin Peaks continuation. Duchovny played transgender DEA agent Denise Bryson for three episodes during the show’s original ABC run (scroll down to watch the character’s memorable introduction).

“There is a chance I’ll show up on Twin Peaks,” he told TVLine Saturday at New York Comic-Con, where he was promoting X-Files‘ January relaunch. Fearing the presumed wrath of franchise overlord David Lynch, who to date has only confirmed the return of Kyle MacLachlan’s Agent Cooper, Duchovny quickly added, “That’s all I can say. I’ve been frightened into silence.”

Asked if he would be be up for slipping back into Denise’s form-fitting skirts, Duchovny responded with a grin, “Yeah, I’ll shave my legs.”

Lynch and fellow co-creator Mark Frost have penned all episodes of the present-day revival — which is rumored to total more than a dozen episodes — with Lynch directing every installment. Filming is currently underway in Washington state ahead of a tentative 2017 debut.

A Showtime rep declined to comment for this story.

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  1. Mr. Tran K says:

    Eat your <3 out Jeffrey Tambor

  2. The Grinch says:

    Denise was kinda hot. Man, this show is the definition of “ahead of its time.”

  3. Andrew says:

    Would anyone be clamoring for Denise’s return if she wasn’t played by recognizable actor? As I recall, the storyline she participated in (Coop on suspension) was pretty lousy.

    • Nick says:

      Agreed, she did come in at a time that the show was floundering, after the main mystery was solved and all. But she was a fascinating character, and I’ll echo that the show was definitely ahead of its time.

  4. Clandestine Green says:

    I thought that was Lea Michele…I was thinking…she already has Scream Queens.

  5. Bob Backus says:

    Definitely is the right way to get laughs out of the situation. Many if not most shows with gay, transgender, or other characters just use the same jokes from the 70’s (i.e. a gay guy is a fashion queen and squeals like a girl as he prances around a dress etc. – jokes about the stereotype- yet the show insists they are laughing at those who are bigoted and not at the girly-guy.- yet they use the same hurtful jokes) This show laughed at the situation, not the character, and had every other character respect the transgender i.e. “That’s a good color for him.”

  6. Jiff Gordon says:

    Surely the character wasn’t strictly transgender, though? Don’t they explicitly say that Bryson went undercover as a woman for a job, and then felt so comfortable he simply continued to wear women’s clothes? He still identified as a man too, from memory, albeit one with more feminine traits.

  7. Yes! DD needs to reprise the role of Agent Bryson! And the world definitely would be better if Chris Isaak were also included.