David Lynch is Back Onboard ‘Twin Peaks’

By May 15, 2015

After a tense saga unfolded over Showtime’s planned revival of the popular series “Twin Peaks” — which seemed to end when co-creator David Lynch walked away from the project due to a pay dispute — things are now looking up for the revival.

According to Variety, Lynch will return to the series in a writing and directing capacity, announcing his returning involvement with his followers on Twitter. “Dear Twitter Friends, the rumors are not what they seem,” he wrote. “It is !!! Happening again.” Soon thereafter, Showtime president David Nevins made an official announcement, detailing the eccentric filmmaker’s involvement by saying, “David will direct the whole thing which will total more than the originally announced nine hours.” He then confirmed that production on the nine episode order will begin “immediately.”

According to the newsbreaking report, Showtime had been trying to re-establish a rapport on the project with Lynch and series co-creator Mark Frost after Lynch left the project abruptly, citing the network’s unwillingness to provide an acceptable budget for the revival.

“Twin Peaks” originally aired for 30 episodes on ABC, and premiered in April of 1990. Beginning with an FBI agent’s investigation into the death of a homecoming queen in a small Washington state town — the eponymous “Twin Peaks” — the show later takes turns into supernatural and psychological thriller territory, serving as a natural follow-up to Lynch’s other duality-laden recent work, the film Blue Velvet. Inner darkness of many characters is later revealed, with the outward veneer of the small town slowly whittling away as the characters learn about the true darkness that surrounds them.

Series personnel and principle cast members criticized Showtime after the departure of Lynch, with many feeling that it couldn’t be done proper justice without him onboard. Cast members Kyle MacLachlan and Sheryl Lee are expected to return as well.

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