David Lynch Quits Twin Peaks Reboot


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There’s nothing fans love more than a reunion. When we found out that Twin Peaks will be back with a reboot in 2016, TV junkies from all over the world were ecstatic, as the canceled-too-soon cult series surely deserves some more screen time.

However, if you were hoping to see how David Lynch’s creative vision that made Twin Peaks a TV sensation evolved through time, we’re sorry to disappoint. The director announced that he’s pulling out of Showtime’s revival due to cash issues.

“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. 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”, Lynch wrote on Facebook.

The news came after reports surfaced that the project was dead. However, Showtime issued a statement later on, saying it hopes to still bring back “Twin Peaks” “in all its glory.” This only shows that gathering familiar cast members and hoping the magic rekindles once the camera rolls isn’t enough to make for a great reunion. After all, remember the Sex and the City movies? Or the more recent Arrested Development Netflix reboot? Sure, they were neither bad, but they were far from perfect – mostly due to budget disputes (SATC) and constraints on cast members’ schedules (AD).

Twin Peaks was set to go into production this year and premiere in 2016 on Showtime. Kyle MacLachlan was also set to reprise his role as FBI agent Dale Cooper. It remains to be seen how Showtime will decide to handle David Lynch’s departure.

Dear Facebook Friends, Showtime did not pull the plug on Twin Peaks. After 1 year and 4 months of negotiations, I left…

Posted by David Lynch on Sunday, April 5, 2015

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