Last month, we reported that Showtime's Twin Peaks may not be moving forward, after it was initially announced back in October. Today, original series creator David Lynch revealed that he is no longer directing the series. Here's what the filmmaker had to say in a series of tweets on his verified Twitter page.
"Dear Twitter Friends, Showtime did not pull the plug on Twin Peaks. After 1 year and 4 months of negotiations, I left because not enough money was offered to do the script the way I felt it needed to be done. This weekend I started to call actors to let them know I would not be directing. Twin Peaks may still be very much alive at Showtime. I love the world of Twin Peaks and wish things could have worked out differently."
David Lynch and series co-creator Mark Frost have already written the scripts for all nine episodes, but it isn't known if Showtime will search for another director, or simply abandon the project altogether. Production was set to begin later this year, with Showtime set to air the nine-episode season in 2016. Original series stars Kyle MacLachlan is set to return as Special Agent Dale Cooper, along with Sheryl Lee (Laura Palmer/Maddy Ferguson) and Dana Ashbrook (Bobby Briggs). Take a look at director David Lynch's tweets below, and stay tuned for more updates.