Was there ever any doubt? After reporting early last month that David Lynch, the offbeat surrealist behind Twin Peaks, was departing the show’s revival at Showtime after a supposed salary dispute, we talked about cancelling our plans for a trip to the Double R Diner for a slice of pie. It was a troubling time for us. But knowing the effort Lynch had put into rebooting the series, we saw a glimmer of hope waiting just around the corner.
The director had taken to Twitter to openly address the issues of the dispute, stating not enough money was being offered to complete the series in a compelling way. We suggested the social media outlet would provide enough fan response to convince the executives at the network. We were right and we couldn’t be happier to be packing our bags for our stay at the Great Northern.
Last Friday, Lynch took to his Twitter account, which has served as his own personal soapbox regarding the series, to officially announce that the show was back on. Although the specifics of the negotiation were left out, fans were treated to the comforting news that we would once again see Agent Dale Cooper and the gang returning.
Showtime president David Nevins was quick to respond to the Tweet with a response of his own, which confirmed the return and a larger episode order. “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!!”
Lynch and co-creator Mark Frost have already completed the nine script order initially confirmed by Showtime. But with more episodes on the way, we’re left wondering if the season will undergo any revisions before officially entering into principal photography. Still, Lynch returning to direct the entire series is a sigh of relief. For many fans, it was apparent that the original show dipped in quality the less Lynch became involved. So his return should mean restoring Twin Peaks back to its fullest form.
We’ll keep you updated as the show inches closer towards production. Until then, may the fire walk with you.