Director comes to agreement with Showtime over the future of cult TV series
David Lynch has confirmed that he will return directing the new series of Twin Peaks after departing production last month.
Last October (2014) US cable network Showtime announced that it was bringing back Lynch’s cult drama series for nine new episodes. However, Lynch subsequently announced on April 5 that he had pulled out of negotiations.
Fans were left wondering about the future of the series and cast members made online videos pleading for Lynch’s return.
The director, who has also made films such as Eraserhead and Blue Velvet, confirmed his return via Twitter last night (May 15). “Dear Twitter Friends, the rumors are not what they seem ….. It is !!! Happening again. #TwinPeaks returns on @SHO_Network,” he wrote.
Showtime president David Nevins went on to confirm the news, adding that more than the original nine episodes ordered will be made. “This damn fine cup of coffee from Mark and David tastes more delicious than ever,” Nevins said in a statement. “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 air in 2016.