David Lynch is Leaving the Twin Peaks Reboot
Twin Peaks fans have been gotten a lot of good news lately with the reveal that the cult classic will have a new season running on Showtime in 2016, with creator David Lynch directing and writing. Unfortunately, just as Lynch giveths, so does he taketh away. Today Lynch announced on Facebook that he would no longer be a part of the project. Lynch wrote, “Dear Facebook Friends, Showtime did not pull the plug on Twin Peaks. After 1 year and 4 months of negotiations, I left because not enough money was offered to do the script the way I felt it needed to be done.”
The series was slated to run in 2016, for the original drama’s 25th anniversary, for nine episodes, which Lynch and Mark Frost, his co-writer, seem to have already finished. Kyle MacLachlan will also be returning to the project to take up his former role as Special Agent Dale Cooper. Showtime also released a statement regarding Lynch’s departure, saying, “We were saddened to read David Lynch’s statement today, since we believed we were working towards solutions with David and his reps on the few remaining deal points. Showtime also loves the world of Twin Peaks, and we continue to hold out hope that we can bring it back in all its glory with both of its extraordinary creators, David Lynch and Mark Frost, at its helm.”
Both parties seem to want to make the show work, and who it is making things difficult for the other is unknown. We just hope they can get it together so that we can enjoy more of the strange and unsettling town of Twin Peaks.
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