David Lynch announced today in a series of tweets that he has dropped out of the reboot of Showtime’s, Twin Peaks.
Showtime announced back in October that the cult television series would be rebooted and set to return at some point this year with co-creator David Lynch directing and Kyle MacLachlan starring again, as Agent Dale Cooper.
There have been rumors recently that the project is in trouble and with Lynch dropping out, it’s not looking good. That’s a real bummer for all of us die hard fans.
Showtime had this to say:
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 said in a statement cited by Variety. “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.
So, Showtime hasn’t totally been ruled out bringing back the series, but without David Lynch’s touch can you really revive the series and maintain the weirdness and mystery we love so much?
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.
— David Lynch (@DAVID_LYNCH) April 5, 2015