The fall-out from David Lynch’s stunning withdraw from the new Twin Peaks series – made by US cable network, Showtime – has taken a predictable turn. A petition on Change.org has attracted 11,000 signers and even the cast has made a little video expressing their dismay at Lynch’s self-omission from the much-anticipated sequel series. They’ve even gone so far as to appearing character, answer the question: Twin Peaks without David Lynch is like… But will Showtime listen?
Digital Spy says in this piece:
Twin Peaks stars Sherilyn Fenn, Sheryl Lee, Mädchen Amick, Dana Ashbrook, Peggy Lipton, James Marshall, Al Strobel and Kimmy Robertson have now united in a video message calling on Showtime to bring Lynch back to the project.
The Change.org petition, meanwhile, says this:
Six months after the announcement of Showtime’s Twin Peaks revival in October 2014, with a third season set to air in 2016, it has emerged that David Lynch is no longer involved with the project due to issues with contract negotiations, although the fated third season may still go ahead. Without Lynch, however, there is no Twin Peaks.
With the scripts already completed and actors and fans alike eager for this to go ahead with Lynch at the helm, we are urging Showtime to give David Lynch the contract he is after, or let HBO, Netflix or another network give the world what it wants and save Twin Peaks.
This could go one of two ways. Dismayed by the global consternation, Lynch and Showtime shut themselves in a room and bash out some terms that suit both parties (which is obviously the one we all want to happen), or the cast quickly follows Lynch on the long walk to goodbyeville. Let’s hope it’s the former.
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