Over the weekend, David Lynch tweeted out his decision to leave Showtime‘s revival of Twin Peaks. It surprised many, what with most of the actors and actresses from the original series expressing a willingness to return, but it may not be as bleak as many first thought. This all could be just another step in the negotiation process. It all started with this series of tweets:

It didn’t take Showtime long to get out their own statement:

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.

Combine those two and it looks like there may have been some sticking points in the negotiation and Lynch, or Lynch’s negotiating team, decided it was time to bring out the big gun and walk away. It is interesting to note that Lynch’s first tweet places his leaving squarely at his own feet and not Showtime’s. I don’t see how Showtime comes out of this and uses any other director/Show-runner than Lynch, fans just wouldn’t stand for it.

What this all looks like when taken together is that this is just another step in the negotiations with Lynch telling Showtime to pony up or do it without Lynch. There hasn’t been any reactions from Kyle MacLachlan‘s twitter as of writing this, and I don’t expect any to tell the truth. Not until Lynch and Showtime either work things out or call it quits. I can’t imagine that MacLachlan, or any of the returning actor ans actresses  would want to do the show without Lynch.

The revived Twin Peaks was to be a nine episode series that would air next year. We’ll have to see how this week works out and whether either side can come to some kind of workable solution.

Via: Twitter

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