Wednesday 13 November 2019

Bad news for Twin Peaks fans: David Lynch hints it might not happen after all

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Rebecca Hawkes

Last year, Twin Peaks fans across the world were given cause to celebrate, after director David Lynch announced that a second series of his cult Nineties TV show was in the works, and scheduled to be broadcast in 2016 on the US network Showtime.

Now, Lynch has thrown cold water over everyone's hopes, by hinting that the project may be in trouble.

"I'm not sure at this point if it's happening," the director told an audience at the opening of the Between Two Worlds exhibition in Brisbane, when asked if the planned reboot was definitely going ahead. He then stated that there were "complications".

An unnamed source told the website Welcome to Twin Peaks that, while the script for the series is complete, “contract negotiations aren’t going as expected.” Last year, it was reported that a number of original Twin Peaks cast-members, including Kyle MacLachlan, would reprising their roles in the new series.

The video below, which shows Lynch speaking during an episode of the ABC News show The Mix, broadcast yesterday, was later posted on the website. In it, Lynch appears more optimistic when asked about the return of the show, stating: “I haven’t returned yet and we’re still working on the contract, but I love the world of Twin Peaks and I love those characters. And I think it will be very special to go back into that world.”

Twin Peaks, created by Lynch and Mark Frost, was first broadcast in 1990. Set in a small, mysterious US town, the series was centred around the murder of young girl named Laura Palmer.

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