Well, this is an unexpected turn of events. Sort of…
David Lynch broke to Twitter again today to announce that his much-anticipated Showtime-based Twin Peaks revival is once ahead moving ahead at full steam. With Lynch at the helm of the enter season. That’s the somewhat unexpected part. I never really imagined that the highly publicized revival (nor the cable helmer with huge pockets) would move forward with the cult favorite without its central creative force in tact.
Dear Twitter Friends, the rumors are not what they seem ….. It is !!! Happening again. #TwinPeaks returns on @SHO_Network
— David Lynch (@DAVID_LYNCH) May 16, 2015
The unexpected part is that Showtime has committed to more than the originally allotted nine episodes, allowing for much more cherry pie than originally anticipated. Showtime has confirmed the joint effort with Lynch but has not commented on how many episodes the limited series will run.
Lynch had previously announced on Twitter that he was backing out of the project due to budget disputes with Showtime. The series had been scripted by Lynch and original series co-creator Mark Frost. Original Twin Peaks cast members took to You Tube to express support for Lynch. Kyle MacLachlan remains the sole officially cast actor for the series.
Twin Peaks, barring any additional budget disputes, will premiere on Showtime in 2016.