We were over the moon when we found out that “Twin Peaks” would return in 2016 for a revival series. The show is, after all, one of the best TV series that was abruptly cancelled in 1991.

David Lynch and Mark Frost, the series creators were originally set to produce and direct the 9-episode revival series. However, Lynch recently announced on Twitter that he is leaving the director’s chair over budget issues.

David Lynch
Image source: Wired

The original series, which ran from 1990 to 1991 on ABC, follows an investigation headed by FBI Special Agent Dale Cooper (played by Kyle MacLachlan) into the murder of homecoming queen Laura Palmer (played by Sheryl Lee) in a fictional town called Twin Peaks.

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Back in October 2014, Lynch announced that the series will be revived and it will go into production this year before its premiere on Showtime in 2016 to mark its 25th anniversary.

The revival series will be a continuation of the 2nd season, which is set in the present day of a fictional Washington. During the Television Critics Association in January, Showtime Networks president David Nevins is said to have admitted that he has been begging Lynch and Mark Frost to bring “Twin Peaks” back.

He also confirmed that Kyle MacLauchlan would return to reprise his iconic role, alongside original cast members Sheryl Lee and Dana Ashbrook. The casting announcements were made during the Television Critics Association’s Winter Press Tour 2015.

According to Lynch’s tweets, he will not direct the revival series because he felt “the money that was offered to do the script” was insufficient for him to revive it:

Showtime released an official statement to TheWrap regarding his departure from the show.

They said:

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 also 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.

As of now, it is unclear whether he would still “pop” back for a cameo appearance as Cooper’s immediate superior Gordon Cole, but his decision received support from his co-star Madchen Amick.

Amick, who played a beautiful waitress called Shelly Johnson at the Double R Diner, tweeted:

The actress also also urged the fans to sign the petition to save the series:

The other cast members have not commented on the report yet, but what do you think of Lynch’s decision?

UPDATE:

According to Lynch, he has worked out his problems with Showtime as he will reportedly direct all 18 episodes of the next instalment of the cult favourite.

Would you still watch the revival series? Share your thoughts in the comments box below.

(Source: TheWrap / Featured image: Wired)

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