The much-hyped, much-anticipated, and highly-regarded revival of the cult-classic television show Twin Peaks is already done and over. News came out of WonderCon 2015 on Sunday that the revival of the hit series from David Lynch won’t be happening. Numerous actors tweeted out news of the cancellation and said that Showtime was behind it.
Breaking news out of WonderCon: Showtime has apparently pulled the plug on the new Twin Peaks TV series. No word yet as to why.
— Bill Hunt (@thedigitalbits) April 5, 2015
It was just back in October that Showtime had announced the return of Twin Peaks, but there hasn’t been a lot of word on it since then. For the past few weeks, rumors were going around of it being canceled before it even began.
Three weeks ago, David Lynch was working without a contract, but he was still working. A source close to the show even told Entertainment Weekly that “everything is moving forward and everybody is crazy thrilled and excited.” A lot can change in three weeks.
David contacted cast members today to inform them Showtime pulled the plug.
— Twin Peaks Festival (@TwinPeaksFest) April 5, 2015
As ComicBook.com reports, many cast members of Twin Peaks are stating that Showtime pulled the plug on the show and canceled it. No one seems to have a reason and there is a lot of confusion going around as to what actually happened.
Now, the Twin Peaks Festival Facebook page stated that they got a message from the office of David Lynch, and that Showtime hasn’t necessarily canceled the show yet. As it appears though, Lynch is out.
“Dear Facebook Friends, David wanted me to pass along the following statement:
Showtime did not pull the plug on Twin Peaks.
After one year and four 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.”
Numerous shows from the past have been getting the call-back to return to the small screen. Twin Peaks was just one of them along with The X-Files and a host of others possibly returning.
For now, Twin Peaks may not actually be canceled entirely, but unless David Lynch gets more money, he won’t be a part of it. Showtime could still possibly continue with the Twin Peaks revival/reboot, but that remains to be seen and some have to wonder if the actors will want to do it without Lynch.
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