David Lynch departs “TWIN PEAKS” revivalMovies/TV,News Michael Gingold
It was a reboot to be savored: David Lynch helming a new TWIN PEAKS series at Showtime. But now comes the unfortunate news that it is not to be.
Word began circulating today that Showtime had put the kibosh on the project, but this evening, the Twin Peaks Festival Facebook page shared a statement Lynch conveyed via his office: “Showtime did not pull the plug on TWIN PEAKS. After one year and four months of negotiations, I left because not enough money was offered to do the script the way I felt it needed to be done. This weekend I started to call actors to let them know I would not be directing. TWIN PEAKS may still be very much alive at Showtime. I love the world of TWIN PEAKS and wish things could have worked out differently.”
Whether Showtime will continue with the project, for which Lynch and Mark Frost had written nine episodes and numerous original cast members (including Kyle MacLachlan, Sheryl Lee and Richard Beymer) were signed to return, isn’t clear at this point. But what’s for sure is that if TWIN PEAKS does continue there, it won’t be the same without Lynch at the helm. Stay tuned for further developments.