A quiet Easter Sunday turned to breaking television news as David Lynch announced that he is leaving the “Twin Peaks” revival, scheduled to premiere on Showtime in 2016. A lot of conflicting news began to surface early Sunday as Twin Peaks Festival broke the rumor that Showtime had altogether cancelled the would be third season of the show, which was being written by co-creators Lynch and Mark Frost, but Lynch himself took to Facebook to clarify the situation:
“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. 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 has since responded with the following:
“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.”
Scripts for the third season have been written by Frost and Lynch, but without Lynch directing, would anyone really be interested in the outcome? Only time will tell what will ultimately transpire with this situation, but one things for sure, if this is really all about money then I guess art truly has lost to the almighty dollar.
We will be monitoring this situation very closely, so keep it here for all your upcoming news