Last month, word broke that cult director and “Twin Peaks” co-creator David Lynch was bowing out of the revival series that was set to air on Showtime citing issues with negotiations. Tonight, Lynch has revealed that the revival is back on and he will in fact be back for the series.
“Dear Twitter Friends, the rumors are not what they seem,” he wrote on Twitter. “It is !!!Happening again. #TwinPeaks returns on Showtime.”
Showtime president David Nevins also chimed in, confirming the news and revealing that they’ve expanded their initial nine-episode order for the series.
“This damn fine cup of coffee from Mark and David tastes more delicious than ever,” Nevins writes. “Totally worth the extra brewing time and the cup is even bigger than we expected. David will direct the whole thing which will total more than the originally announced nine hours. Preproduction starts now!!”
Co-creator Mark Frost and Lynch have reportedly already completed the initial nine scripts, though there is no official word on how many more episodes have been ordered. Lynch is set to direct every episode of the third season revival.
“Twin Peaks” followed the inhabitants of a quaint northwestern town who were stunned after their homecoming queen Laura Palmer is shockingly murdered. The town’s sheriff welcomed the help of FBI agent Dale Cooper, who came to town to investigate the case. As Cooper conducted his search for Laura’s killer, the town’s secrets were gradually exposed. The mystery that ensued set off an eerie chain of events that plunged the inhabitants of Twin Peaks into a darker examination of their very existence. Twenty-five years later, the story continues…