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David Lynch Leaves “Twin Peaks” Revival

Show May Continue Without Him

Apr 06, 2015 David Lynch
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Last October fans of the cult television show Twin Peaks were beside themselves when David Lynch announced that the show would be returning for a nine-episode run on Showtime, with Lynch himself directing from scripts he had co-written with co-creator Mark Frost. With actor Kyle MacLachlan even returning as protagonist Agent Dale Cooper, things seemed to be been running full speed ahead.

Now however, Lynch has announced his departure from the project. Issuing a statement on Facebook Lynch says, “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.”

Despite his exit, Lynch says the show may continue without his involvement: “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.”

Showtime itself released a statement regarding Lynch’s exit, pointing out that the network is still trying to work out a deal that could meet the needs of the director: “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.”

(www.facebook.com/TwinPeaksTV)



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