Just over a month since declaring he was leaving the project, director David Lynch has rejoined the Showtime Network’s Twin Peaks revival.
Lynch had originally left the project after disputes over the series’ budget, but after negotiations with Showtime, and a campaign by Twin Peaks’ original cast, Lynch confirmed his return to the series via Twitter.
Showtime president Mark Nevins confirmed the news in a statement on Friday. This damn fine cup of coffee from Mark and David tastes more delicious than ever,” said Nevins. “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!”
In addition to the news of Lynch’s return, Nevins also confirmed that the series would be longer than originally planned, stating “David will direct the whole thing which will total more than the originally announced nine hours.”
Lynch joins co-creator Mark Frost and original cast member Kyle MacLachlan for the series, which is slated for a 2016 release.