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David Lynch Rejoins 'Twin Peaks' Revival

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Good news, everyone. Our next visit to Twin Peaks will, in fact, be directed by David Lynch. Lynch took to Twitter last week to announce that he would be helming the show’s return, putting to rest the rumors that Showtime had cancelled its plans to distribute it. 

 

Earlier this year Lynch announced that he planned on walking away from the project following a fallout with distributor Showtime over money. At the time Lynch, explained that the scripts for the new series were already completed and that the show’s production would have continued on without his involvement. Soon after Lynch’s announcement all of the returning cast members of the show’s original run banded together to create a video urging the director to stay on. According to Lynch, Showtime moved to expand its initial order up from the nine episodes.

“This damn fine cup of coffee from Mark and David tastes more delicious than ever,” Showtime president David Nevins exclaimed. “Totally worth the extra brewing time and the cup is even bigger than we expected. David will direct the whole thing which will total more than the originally announced nine hours. Preproduction starts now!!” 


'Twin Peaks' Cast Creates Video to Woo David Lynch Back to Production: VIDEO

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Original Twin Peaks stars Sheryl Lee, Mädchen Amick, Sherilyn Fenn, Dana Ashbrook, Peggy Lipton, James Marshall, Al Strobel, Kimmy Robertson, and others have come together in a video in an effort to persuade creator David Lynch to come back to the production after reports this week that he had quit the reboot after a money dispute with Showtime.

In the amazing video, each of the stars is seen finishing the sentence, "Twin Peaks without David Lynch is like..."

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A petition is also circulating to save Twin Peaks....

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David Lynch Bows Out Of 'Twin Peaks' Revival Over Money Dispute With Showtime

LynchDavid Lynch has decided to pull out from directing Showtime’s upcoming relaunch of his cult classic series Twin Peaks following a dispute with the network over money. Last fall Lynch signed on to helm the series’s return and hinted that the show’s lead Kyle MacLachlan would reprise his role as special agent Dale Cooper. Last month Lynch admitted that while the scripts for all nine episodes of the new series were completed, he had yet to sign a contract officially linking him to the project. 

"I haven't returned yet and we're still working on the contract," he explained to an audience at his recently opened exhibition at the Australian Gallery of Modern Art. "But I love the world of Twin Peaks and I love those characters. And I think it will be very special to go back into that world.”

Lynch took to Facebook over the weekend to confirm the rumors that his talks with Showtime had finally fallen apart and he’d decided to walk away from the project 

“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,” wrote Lynch, careful to point out that the reboot would likely still happen without him. “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.”

 


Kyle MacLachlan Returning to 'Twin Peaks' as Special Agent Dale Cooper

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Kyle MacLachlan will be returning to Twin Peaks in the Showtime reboot of the series coming in 2016 and reprising his role as Special Agent Dale Cooper.

The announcement was made on Monday, Variety reports:

Kyle MacLachlan is reprising his role on Showtime’s “Twin Peaks” revival, the cabler’s prez, David Nevins, confirmed Monday at the Television Critics Assn. press tour in Pasadena with the help of MacLachlan, who surprised the room by joining Nevins up on stage — and presenting him with a “damn good cup of coffee.”

“I’m very excited to return to the strange and wonderful world of ‘Twin Peaks,’” MacLachlan said. “May the forest be with you.”

David Lynch, who made the announcement last October that the show would be returning, tweeted a message to MacLachlan:


David Lynch's 'Twin Peaks' Returning to TV in 2016; Show Will Be Set 25 Years Later: VIDEO

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Showtime has announced that David Lynch and Mark Frost's iconic early 90s drama Twin Peaks will be returning to television in 2016 with a special video announcement today.

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No word yet on casting. The announcement was hinted at by tweets from Lynch and Frost over the weekend using a well-known line from the cult hit.

Lynch and Frost will write and produce all nine episodes, and Lynch will direct all of them.

Nellie Andreeva at Deadline writes:

I hear the new Twin Peaks will be set in the present day, more than two decades after the events in the first two seasons. It is expected to continue the lore and story of the original series, with Lynch and Frost committed to providing long-awaited answers and, hopefully, a satisfying conclusion to the series. It is unclear which actors from the original series will be featured in the followup. Rumor is that star Kyle MacLachlan would be back, likely reprising his role as FBI Agent Dale Cooper who was at the center of the show. The ABC series also featured some of Lynch’s favorite character actors, and it is likely that at least some of them will return.

A Q&A with Frost about the show and who will return is HERE.

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A SLICE OF LYNCH: David Lynch sits down at a diner with Mädchen Amick, Kyle MacLachlan and John Wentworth to reminisce about Twin Peaks.

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