Veronica Mars's Amanda Seyfried To Play Mystery Role in Twin Peaks

The Twin Peaks revival might not feature Laura Palmer, but another beautiful, murdered high school girl has signed on in the form of Amanda Seyfried.

Seyfried will play an as-yet-undisclosed role in the forthcoming third season of the series, set to air on Showtime in late 2016 or 2017, according to TVLine.

Seyfried will appear in multiple episodes, the most time she's spent on the small screen since Big Love ended in 2011, and TVLine speculates that she might turn out to be the daughter of Agent Dale Cooper and his girlfriend Annie Blackburn.

While Seyfried is generally known for her film work nowadays, she became recognizable to a generation of TV fans as Lily Kane, the murdered girl at the center of Veronica Mars's first season. Lily Kane is often compared with Laura Palmer, in that both are beautiful, energetic, full of secrets, and died before the start of their respective series' first episode, only to return periodically in visions, flashbacks and the like.

Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me, a prequel film made after the original series went off the air, centered on Laura, while the Veronica Mars movie featured only passing references to the Lily Kane murder.