Lynch Quits Twin Peaks in Money Dispute

But Showtime series may still be alive
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 6, 2015 2:09 AM CDT
Director David Lynch poses for a portrait in his private screening room in Los Angeles.   (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, file)

(Newser) – Looks like David Lynch and Showtime have a disagreement too big to be smoothed out over a damn fine cup of coffee: The director says he's dropping out of the Twin Peaks reboot over money issues, the Guardian reports. "After one year and four months of negotiations, I left because not enough money was offered to do the script the way I felt it needed to be done," Lynch tweeted yesterday, adding that he has started informing the actors involved. "I love the world of Twin Peaks and wish things could have worked out differently," he tweeted.

But the reboot of the '90s classic may not be dead: Lynch says it "may still be very much alive at Showtime," and the network says that while it's disappointed in the director's decision, it hopes an agreement can be reached. "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," the network said in a statement to the Hollywood Reporter. Kyle MacLachlan had already been confirmed as a cast member for the nine-part series, which Lynch has already written and was supposed to air next year. (Click for 24 things you probably didn't know about Twin Peaks.)

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