Back in October, Showtime officially announced that it was bringing back a longtime fan favorite, Twin Peaks as a nine-episode mini-series. Fans across the world were delighted to learn that not only was their beloved series returning, but that the mind behind Twin Peaks, David Lynch. was part of the production.
Twin Peaks follows a FBI investigation into the murder of Laura Palmer, a homecoming queen. Created by David Lynch, the series is well-known for its bizarre style that viewers either loved or hated. The series only lasted for two seasons, but developed a loyal following and earned itself a 1992 feature film called Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me.
Unfortunately, thanks to an Australian interview, over the last several weeks there have been rumors circulating about its potential cancellation. When asked about the progress of the series by Radio National Lynch said, “We are still working on a contract,” and then went on to say “But I love the world of Twin Peaks, and I love those characters. I think it will be very special to go back into that world.”
After the furor that was caused by this comment, Entertainment Weekly reported that everything was still good and that plans were still moving forward with the show. It was also reported that Showtime had already received all of David Lynch’s scripts. They had even started casting as Kyle MacLachlan was reported to be reprising his role as Agent Cooper.
It has now been confirmed by David Lynch himself, through Twitter, that he will no longer direct the revival of Twin Peaks. In his tweet David said that he felt that Showtime was not offering enough money to do the show “the way it needed to be done.”
Lynch also stated that he had contacted all of the actors over the weekend to let them know.
Showtime responded to the news with a statement, “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.”
I sincerely hope that Showtime either reaches a solution with David Lynch or decides to just cancel the new show, as I don’t think that they can hire anyone to that can match Lynch’s unique styling