One month after writer and director David Lynch parted ways with his involvement in Showtime's Twin Peaks due to budget disagreements, Lynch took to twitter to announce he rejoined the cult classic revival. "Dear Twitter Friends, the rumors are not what they seem... It is !!! Happening again," Lynch tweeted.
— David Lynch (@DAVID_LYNCH) May 16, 2015
David Nevins, Showtime president, established Lynch's comeback in the planned nine-episode reprisal of the series co-written with Mark Frost, notes the Hollywood Reporter. "This damn fine cup of coffee from Mark and David tastes more delicious than ever," Nevins said. "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!"
Special Agent Dale Cooper portrayed by Kyle MacLachlan tweeted his excitement over Lynch rejoining the revival. "Ahoy! Best! Day! Ever! and Damn good coffee," he tweeted, "But it wasn't a dream. It was a place. And you and you and you... and you were there... Good to be home. #TwinPeaks."
Lynch hasn't been a stranger when it comes to his vision of reprising the mystery series. "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," Lynch said at the time. "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," reports Rolling Stone.
After expected criticisms and outrage form the die-hard Twin Peaks fanbase, Showtime chose to cooperate with the Blue Velvet director instead of continuing on without negotiations. Upon hearing news that Lynch dropped himself from the show, the esteemed Twin Peaks cast made their own protest video in which waitress Shelly Johnson portrayed by Mädchen Amick said "Twin Peaks without David Lynch is like a waitress without her uniform."
Twin Peaks was originally scheduled to air on TV in 2016 but with the recent complications, it's uncertain whether or not set backs have been made.