Many of the original 1990-1991 Twin Peaks folks have been turning to social media in support of director David Lynch on the Lynch vs. Showtime front over the future of the series. In October Showtime revived it with much fanfare, with original creators Lynch and Mark Frost returning. As part of Lynch’s rogue revelations Sunday on Twitter saying he was backing out as director of the series, he said he had begun calling cast to tell them.
Much of that cast took to social site Whosay yesterday with a video collage urging the two sides to figure it out. They compiled a video posted by Madchen Amick, who played Shelly Johnson on Twin Peaks. The filmed clips feature the actors saying “Twin Peaks without David Lynch is like ….” Check it out:
Showtime’s original plan was for nine episodes to go into production in 2015 for a premiere in 2016 to mark the 25th anniversary of when the series finished its run on ABC. But that all changed Sunday when Lynch hit Twitter on Sunday, saying he would not direct the 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,” he tweeted, adding, “Twin Peaks may still be very much alive at Showtime” — just not with him involved. Showtime responded later in the day like it didn’t see it coming:
“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.”
Indeed, the network brass had been surprised by Lynch’s abrupt exit. Talks and bachkchanneling continue to try and get the director back.