TVLine reported the latest casting news, but said details regarding Dern's character are being closely guarded.
Lynch and co-creator Mark Frost have written all of the episodes for the small-screen re-boot, with Lynch directing each installment. The original series ran for two seasons 1990-91. It was followed by the 1992 movie Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me.
Dern and Lynch previously worked together on Blue Velvet, Wild at Heart and Inland Empire.