David Lynch Pulls Out of Twin Peaks Reboot, Says Series 3 Might Still Go On

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Twin Peaks was set to air series 3 on Showtime in 2016.  ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images

We need a stiff cup of coffee after this news! Director David Lynch announced on Sunday, April 5, via Twitter that he would no longer be working on the Twin Peaks reboot. 

"Dear Twitter Friends, Showtime did not pull the plug on Twin Peaks," he began on Sunday evening. "After 1 year and 4 months of negotiations, I left because not enough money was offered to do the script the way I felt it needed to be done. This weekend I started to call actors to let them know I would not be directing. Twin Peaks may still be very much alive at Showtime. I love the world of Twin Peaks and wish things could have worked out differently."

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Fans of the show first got excited back in mid-January when star Kyle MacLachlan announced that he would be reprising his role as Special Agent Dale Cooper for the cult series' 25th anniversary. 

Twin Peaks' third series was supposed to be comprised of nine episodes and premiere on Showtime in 2016. No word yet on whether Lynch's exit will affect those plans. 

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