Twin Peaks No More: Third Season Cancelled Before It Could Even Begin

Whether you’re a skeptic or an optimist about revived TV shows, there could be no denying the excitement over the announcement that Twin Peaks would be re-booted for a third season twenty-five years after its untimely conclusion in 1991. The show’s co-creator and legendary strange man David Lynch announced via Twitter (as all grand announcements are made nowadays) that an inadequate budget has been the cause of his decision to step down from the project.

David Lynch as Special Agent Gordon Cole in Twin Peaks
David Lynch as Special Agent Gordon Cole in Twin Peaks
It is unclear if this means Showtime plans to go forward with the new incarnation without him or if the network knows better than to attempt Twin Peaks sans David Lynch at the helm. Mark Frost, of course, has remained a moot/silent point in the entire affair. Lynch, who treats all of his projects like the immaculate birth of a child, stated, “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.”
The land of the Black Lodge
The land of the Black Lodge
This is a fair reason to walk away from a show that needs to be treated as a Michelangelo-level work of art. Then again, it could have been partly motivated by Lynch’s cold feet over meeting the expectations and pressures of delivering a product as special and unique as the original series.