In “two’s a trend” news, the latest highly anticipated television offering to get cancelled—maybe?—in a confusing fashion is Showtime’s planned revisit to the world of Twin Peaks. Although it has been buzzed about since autumn of last year, news about the unexpected third season of the cult classic has been relatively flat over the past few months, until a rumor hit Twitter yesterday that Showtime had cancelled the series (first reported by Business Insider).
That Twitter rumor (Twit-mor? rum-ter?) eventually pushed the social-media savvy Lynch to respond in kind:
Dear Twitter Friends, Showtime did not pull the plug on Twin Peaks.— David Lynch (@DAVID_LYNCH) April 5, 2015
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.— David Lynch (@DAVID_LYNCH) April 5, 2015
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.— David Lynch (@DAVID_LYNCH) April 5, 2015
I love the world of Twin Peaks and wish things could have worked out differently.— David Lynch (@DAVID_LYNCH) April 5, 2015
But then! Showtime joined the fray to offer their own version of events, releasing a statement that read (via The Playlist):
“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.”
Anyway, get some damn good coffee in your system, you’re probably going to need it to ride out these rumors.