Tuesday, July 23, 2024

David Lynch Pulls Plug on “Twin Peaks” Reboot, Says Showtime is Too Cheap


There will be no “Twin Peaks” revival this fall. David Lynch says he’s pulled the plug because he can’t reach a deal with Showtime. I know some people will be disappointed. I feel bad for the actors who planned on returning to their roles; it was good work. But the Laura Palmer mystery took up all the energy in “Twin Peaks” back in 1989. Once it was over, so was the show. Let’s remember it fondly and move on to new material. A revival would never have matched expectations. Fire, walk with me.

Showtime’s statement: “We were saddened to read David Lynch’s statement today since we believed we were working towards solutions with David and his reps on the few remaining deal points. 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.”

Roger Friedman
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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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