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Even though he died in January 2016, David Bowie is featured in the Twin Peaks sequel TV series Twin Peaks: The Return, whose finale recently aired on Showtime.
Bowie’s appearances, as the mysterious FBI agent Phillip Jeffries, were actually pieced together using footage of his cameo from the 1992 movie Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me. Now, Twin Peaks executive producer Sabrina Sutherland has revealed that the influential rocker was aware that the show planned to use the footage before his untimely passing, and that he approved.
“Bowie did give us permission to use his clips in this season,” Sutherland said in a recent Reddit Q&A.
Besides the doctored Bowie scenes, the Philip Jeffries character also appeared as a large talking teapot, giving advice to Twin Peaks‘ main character, agent Dale Cooper, played by Kyle McLachlan. It’s not known if Bowie was aware of the show’s plans to depict Jeffries in that way.
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