Saturday, May 16, 2015

David Lynch Returning to Direct TWIN PEAKS Revival with More Episodes

I've got good news.  It is happening again...It is happening again...

The Hollywood Reporter revealed yesterday that Twin Peaks co-creator and director David Lynch has resolved his salary and budgetary standoff with Showtime and will return to direct the upcoming Twin Peaks revival.  

A month and a half ago, Lynch announced that he was leaving Showtime's nine-episode revival over a salary dispute.  He originally signed on to direct the project but noted that there was "not enough money offered to do the script the way I felt needed to be done."

Following Lynch's announcement, the cast united for a special video in support of Lynch that went viral as part of a #SaveTwinPeaks campaign that said doing the show without Lynch is "like pies without cherries."

Lynch posted the news on his official Twitter account with the following post...

And even better, Showtime has committed to producing more than the nine episodes originally planned, all of which will be directed by Lynch.

"This damn fine cup of coffee from Mark and David tastes more delicious than ever," remarked Showtime president David Nevins in a statement Friday confirming the news. "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 is expected to return on Showtime sometime in 2016.

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