David Lynch Bows Out of Twin Peaks Revival on Showtime

David Lynch has stepped down as director of the much-anticipated Twin Peaks revival on Showtime, but, as he said on Twitter, the project “may still be very much alive.”

He announced his departure via a series of tweets, saying: “Dear Twitter 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.”

Showtime’s response: “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 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.”

According to Variety, Frost and Lynch had already written all nine episodes of the series reboot, and it was announced that Kyle MacLachlan would reprise his role as FBI agent Dale Cooper. Fingers crossed all that doesn’t go to waste. Stay tuned for any updates.

(h/t Variety)