‘Twin Peaks’ Cast Supports David Lynch After Exit From Reboot Is Announced [Video]
It was a huge shock when it was announced that David Lynch was out of the Twin Peaks revival. After all, his unique way of telling stories is what made Twin Peaks the cult hit it became after all these years. As the story goes Showtime was not offering David enough money to do the show, and he waited over a year in negotiations, but in the end Lynch didn’t want to compromise himself creatively with a limited budget.
Although we don’t know what Showtime plans to do now that Lynch is out, we know exactly what his original cast thinks of the series without Lynch.
The cast from Twin Peaks, most of who are included in the revival series, decided to put out a video in support of Lynch. Attached to the hashtag #SaveTwinPeaks, the team rallied together to support Lynch’s decision and to urge Showtime to reconsider their original stance on the money. The campaign compares making Twin Peaks without David Lynch is like, “pies without cherries” which is a reference to the original series.
Some of the other slogans in the video are brilliantly in character:
“Twin Peaks without David Lynch is like eyes without brows.”
“Twin Peaks without David Lynch is like a waitress without her uniform.”
“Twin Peaks without David Lynch is like a motorcycle without its rider.”
“Twin Peaks without David Lynch is like a sheriff’s station without donuts.”
Prior to the campaign video made by the cast, Showtime released a statement after David Lynch announced that he was out of the series revamp.
“We were saddened to read David Lynch’s statement today since we believed we were working towards solutions with David and his reps on the few remaining deal points. SHOWTIME also loves the world of Twin Peaks and we continue to hold out hope that we can bring it back in all its glory with both of its extraordinary creators, David Lynch and Mark Frost, at its helm.”
That said, even though David Lynch will not be on board as a director, the nine episodes that Showtime are going with are already written by Lynch, so the series will probably still have some sort of David Lynch flair even if he’s not at the helm.
What do you think should happen to the Twin Peaks revival series? Should Showtime can the series, or should they start looking for David Lynch’s replacement?
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