David Lynch casts doubts on ‘Twin Peaks’ revival: ‘I’m not sure it’s happening’

Nine new episodes are due to air on US cable network Showtime in 2016

David Lynch has cast doubts on his planned Twin Peaks revival.

Last October (2014) US cable network Showtime announced that it was bringing back Lynch’s cult drama series for a nine-episode run in 2016. Lynch was set to direct from scripts he has co-written with his Twin Peaks co-creator Mark Frost.

The project appeared to be running smoothly in January, when Kyle MacLachlan confirmed his return as Agent Dale Cooper. However, speaking at the opening of his ‘Between Two Worlds’ art exhibition in Brisbane, Australia on Friday (March 13), Lynch told fans: “I’m not sure at this point if it’s happening.”

Lynch then added that the revival has been hit by “complications”, The Telegraph reports.

According to the Welcome To Twin Peaks fan site, a “trusted source” has revealed that though the project has secured funding and its scripts are finished, “contract negotiations aren’t going as expected”. Alongside MacLachlan, the cast of the original Twin Peaks series included Michael Ontkean, Lara Flynn Boyle, Sheryl Lee, Mädchen Amick and Sherilyn Fenn. David Duchovny, who appeared as Agent Denise Bryson in three episodes, has recently said he is keen to return.