Stop causing heart attacks all around the world, you old tease! It was announced that the popular drama’s co-creator is back in the game, which means that Twin Peaks will get a completely legit reboot!
Although it was first said that famed director David Lynch was to direct only nine hours of the reboot before he totally bailed on the project, Showtime confirmed on Saturday that Lynch is back and will direct the whole thing!
Showtime’s president David Nevins announced the joyous news via Twitter, in a completely Twin Peaks manner: “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. Pre production starts now!”
The revival was announced in October, with Lynch and fellow co-creator Mark Frost writing scripts for all nine episodes, and Lynch directing every installment.
In January, A-list actor Kyle MacLachlan formally signed on to reprise his role as FBI agent Dale Cooper.
Although it seemed at the time that the scene was set, Lynch announced in April via Twitter that he was abandoning the project “after 1 year and 4 months of negotiations” because “not enough money was offered to do the script the way I felt it needed to be done.”
The show’s stars, led by Madchen Amick (who can currently be seen in Witches Of East End) released a video supporting Lynch, in which they each offered reasons why Showtime moving ahead without Lynch would be a huge mistake.
The cult classic show will return on small screens in 2016, 25 years after it last aired.