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Suddenly, the coffee ran cold in 'Twin Peaks' - Awards Daily TV

Suddenly, the coffee ran cold in ‘Twin Peaks’

Director David Lynch today announced via Twitter (linked below) that he has decided to split ways with Showtime’s upcoming return to the early 90s cult classic Twin Peaks over budget issues. The new, abbreviated season has been penned by co-creators Lynch and Mark Frost and were supposed to begin filming this year for a 2016 air date.

According to Variety, Lynch’s announcement seemed to be a bit of a surprise to Showtime. The trade quotes the network an hour after the tweets went live as saying, “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.”

This does not indicate a direct death of the revival, but it does deal it a serious blow as Twin Peaks has long been associated with the David Lynch brand. It is unknown what the next steps are or if Lynch’s direction of the project is indeed fully withdrawn. Showtime appears fully committed to bringing the series back, so it’s not clear if this unexpected Twitter announcement is some sort of bargining ploy on Lynch’s behalf.

As the scripts are reportedly already penned, Showtime could easily reach out to one of the many directors who guided the series back in its original run to bring home the series. But, if I’m being honest, the revival loses a little something for me if Lynch isn’t directing it.

Stay tuned to Awards Daily TV for further updates on this developing story. Or,  you can just ask the log…

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