April 7 2015

David Lynch drops out of Twin Peaks reboot

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Well, so much for the excitement of new Twin Peaks episodes.

It was announced last October that Twin Peaks would return to television in 2016 on Showtime. We even learned that Kyle MacLachlan was in as Special Agent Dale Cooper. And now… it appears the dream may be as good as dead.

In a series of tweets over the weekend, show co-creator David Lynch announced he was departing the production.

Showtime later issued its own statement on the matter.

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.

Many are speculating that Lynch is negotiating in public, which is quite possible. That being said, Lynch is also known to be… odd. I love the man’s work, but he is also not exactly the most normal of guys. We have no idea what the sticking points could be, and I’m not even going to speculate. I’m also not ready to condemn Showtime in this matter because it could be some really outrageous demands by Lynch.

What I do know, however, is that I have no interest in watching a Twin Peaks that Lynch is not involved in. While Star Wars without Lucas is fine by me, Twin Peaks without Lynch just isn’t even a concept I can handle.

As I told someone I was speaking to on Monday about this matter, “something tells me it will work out, and if it doesn’t… oh well. It’s not like we expected this to ever be a thing anyway.” While I dearly want to see the story continue, I think my world will continue to rotate without it.

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