The "Twin Peaks" revival at Showtime is once again a go, according to no less of a source than series co-creator David Lynch -- who certainly appears to once again be on board. Writing on Twitter, Lynch stated, "Dear Twitter Friends, the rumors are not what they seem ..... It is !!! Happening again. #TwinPeaks returns on @SHO_Network"
Not only has Lynch returned, it looks like there will be more new "Twin Peaks" than first expected. Announced as a nine-episode series, The Hollywood Reporter has word that Showtime has committed to more episodes than first ordered, though an exact number hasn't been revealed.
This follows a little more than a month after the acclaimed director and writer announced that he had left the project, leaving its status unclear. At the time, Lynch wrote on Twitter that his departure was due to budgetary reasons: "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."
The Showtime "Twin Peaks" series -- not a reboot, but a continuation of the original -- was made official this past October. Lynch and series co-creator Mark Frost have written all initial nine episodes. Series star Kyle MacLachlan is among the cast members set to return for the miniseries. The original "Twin Peaks," praised for its compelling mystery and surrealistic style, reached cult status during and after its two-season run from 1990 to 1991 on ABC.