David Lynch Fire Walks Away from 'Twin Peaks' Revival

April 6, 2015

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Bringing Twin Peaks to its expectedly Lynchian conclusion, David Lynch has revealed that the hope of him returning to the series has all been but a dream.

"Dear Twitter Friends, Showtime did not pull the plug on Twin Peaks," Lynch explained on Twitter yesterday, addressing the rumors that talks weren't working out between the network and himself on bringing the series back for a limited run. "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."

Showtime, meanwhile, seems to think things could still be sorted out to bring Lynch back. Without elaborating if they would continue without the director, the network said in 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." Just a classic bargaining table back-and-forth: one side won't budge on money, the other side won't budge on somehow being paid entirely in haunting dissonance.

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