David Lynch on Board Again For Twin Peaks, Creates Production Back Story As Surreal & Inexplicable As Show Itself

The mythology surrounding the creation of the Twin Peaks reboot in time for 2016 has been almost as drama-laden and insane as the original version of the beloved epic. When it was confirmed in January 2015 that the show would premiere on Showtime with David Lynch and Mark Frost having a hand in all nine episodes ordered by the network, the news was quickly followed with Lynch’s announcement that he would no longer be a part of the project due to budget disagreements.

From the horse's mouth
From the horse’s mouth
His decision to leave the show before it could begin back in March has now been reneged on via every celebrity’s favorite oratorial platform, Twitter. Declaring, in his signature cryptic Twin Peaks way, “Dear Twitter Friends, the rumors are not what they seem…..It Is!!! Happening again. #TwinPeaks returns on @Sho_Network.”
Dale, soon to be back in action
Dale, soon to be back in action
With confirmed original cast members to include Sheryl Lee (Laura Palmer), Dale Cooper (Kyle MacLachlan) and Dana Ashbrook (Bobby Briggs), Lynch’s intentions to back out were not well-received by anyone, least of all Twin Peaks fans. Perhaps this is what forced Showtime executives to come to their senses and concede on the budget–plus allow Lynch more than the originally planned nine episodes. I guess this means that 1) suits finally realized that money is ephemeral and art is forever and 2) David Lynch has a lot to deliver to people based on all the attention the show has been getting.

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