David Lynch will not direct the Showtime revival of the award-winning '90s favorite “Twin Peaks,” the co-creator of the original series announced Monday on Twitter, citing financial reasons.
Lynch wrote that after more than a year of negotiations, he could not reach agreement for enough money “to do the script the way I felt it needed to be done.”
But Lynch rushed to assure his followers that the Showtime “Twin Peaks” revival project will continue, despite rumors to the contrary.
TVLine reported Monday that rumors erupted
over the weekend indicating that the entire project had been scrapped.
While Lynch’s reinforcement that the project will continue on was welcomed by many, some went online to say they thought the show would suffer without him.
“No David Lynch? No REAL 'Twin Peaks.' It is just that simple. I am disappointed, but I trust his judgment. He knows what it takes to fulfill the true vision. Showtime needs to respect the visionary and his vision!” one person wrote on the Twin Peaks Festival Facebook page.
Variety reported via MSN that Lynch and co-creator Mark Frost
have already written all nine episodes; it is just the directorial role that Lynch is stepping away from.
He also tweeted, “I love the world of Twin Peaks and wish things could have worked out differently.”
Fans and actors on the show alike came out to show their support for Lynch's decision.
The revival of "Twin Peaks," a cult classic show with a true crime/soap opera feel, is set to premiere on Showtime in 2016.
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