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Robert Knepper is probably a very nice person, but in Hollywood, he’s a go-to-guy when you need to cast somebody with less-than-noble intentions. So while Variety can only report that Knepper will be playing an undisclosed role on the upcoming Twin Peaks revival on Showtime, chances are he won’t be playing a gentle yarn shop owner, helpful bank teller at the Twin Peaks Savings & Loan, or a cheery short order cook at the Double-R Diner. Rather, the smart money’s on the Prison Break alum playing one of the many creeps that help fuel Twin Peaks, such as Shelly Johnson’s new tormentor, a replacement for Killer Bob, or a third Horne brother.

But then again, who knows what is going on in the minds of director David Lynch and co-writer Mark Frost? Maybe he’ll play the new Sheriff, a face in the moon, a seven-inch-tall, noseless Belgian who speaks in stuttering rhyme, or Diane. Regardless of the part, Knepper is joining Amanda Seyfried, who is reported to be playing a “pivotal role,” and Kyle MacLachlan’s Special Agent Dale Cooper, the only confirmed cast member from the original series.

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That gum you like is going to come back in style sometime in 2017, when Twin Peaks is expected to return.