That favorite gum of ours apparently will be coming back into style after all, as David Lynch has announced he will return to Showtime’s revival of “Twin Peaks.” This is big news, considering he announced his departure from the project on Easter, claiming negotiations fell through with funding of his and co-creator Mark Frost’s scripts for a third season. A third season fans have been waiting 25 years for.
So what happened? At this point, that remains as much of a mystery as just what exactly happened to David Bowie’s character in the show’s film prequel. But it seems that the massive social media surge on Showtime’s Facebook and Twitter feeds, with the hashtags #SaveTwinPeaks and #NoLynchNoPeaks, may have had a hand in pressuring Showtime into funding the project up to Lynch’s standards, or at least got everyone negotiating again. According to the Official Twin Peaks cast run Facebook page, actress Sherilyn Fenn posted a message from Lynch claiming the social media onslaught helped bring things around.
There is more. According to TV Line: “Showtime president David Nevins followed that up with his own Twin Peaks-y statement, in which he announced that fans will be getting more than nine episodes now. ‘This damn fine cup of coffee from Mark and David tastes more delicious than ever,’ he said. ‘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!’”
So, there you have it. A Lynch-led “Twin Peaks” revival seems to be back on. Unless he leaves again, which could start this whole mess all over again in an endless, nightmarish loop, much like a David Lynch film.