by: Lizzy Ferro
Fans rejoiced when David Lynch announced that Twin Peaks would be returning to TV after all these years. But then the rug was pulled out from under everyone when, in what may have been a bout of public negotiating, Lynch announced that he would be exiting the show. But the powers that be have seemingly heard the public outcry because Lynch is now back on Twin Peaks.
The director sent out an announcement via Twitter:
— David Lynch (@DAVID_LYNCH) May 16, 2015
Lynch will be directing every episode and co-writing the series alongside Mark Frost. And it won’t just be the original nine episode run. Apparently Showtime ordered some extra installments of the show when they brought Lynch back into the fold. Showtime head honcho David Nevins released the following statement:
This damn fine cup of coffee from Mark and David tastes more delicious than ever. 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!!
Could the extra episodes be why Lynch left in the first place? We may never know, but really does it matter? All we should care about is that the right director will be behind the camera, the scripts are already written and turned in and preproduction is under way. As long as all the ink is dry on all the contracts we should be seeing a return to Twin Peaks sometime in 2016.