Remember last year when you were so excited in finding out that Twin Peaks was coming back you didn’t even know what to do with yourself? Well, better hold your horses.
David Lynch tweeted last night that he has dropped out of the reboot after he and Showtime weren’t able to come to an agreement during contract negotiations.
The director tweets: “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,” he continued. “I love the world of Twin Peaks and wish things could have worked out differently.”
Showtime issued a statement to TheWrap shortly after Lynch broke the news: “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.”
With creators Lynch and Frost on board to write and produce all nine episodes plus Lynch to direct all the episodes and originals stars Kyle MacLachlan, Sheryl Lee and Dana Ashbrook all confirmed to participate this was bound to be an amazing project. David Nevins, the man behind Showtime’s increasingly amazing roaster of projects, said in October: “To quote Agent Cooper, ‘I have no idea where this will lead us, but I have a definite feeling it will be a place both wonderful and strange.’” Now, it remains to be seen.
Do you think it’s even worth pursuing without Lynch on board?