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Co-creator David Lynch backs out of ‘Twin Peaks’ revival

After months of rumors and back-and-forths, David Lynch announced Sunday he will not be directing the “Twin Peaks” resurrection.

In a series of tweets, the filmmaker announced he was not allowed the amount of money he wanted for the project, and had notified the actors signed onto the Showtime-led project, including star Kyle MacLachlan.

A Showtime spokesperson told TVLine that the nine-episode continuation is at “status quo,” with a premiere date in 2016. Hours after Lynch’s announcement, Showtime issued a statement, according to Deadline.

“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,” the statement said.

“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.”

All nine episodes have already been penned by Lynch and co-creator Mark Frost.

The “Twin Peaks” revival was announced in October.

Contact Kristen DeSilva at 702-477-3895 or kdesilva@reviewjournal.com. Find her on Twitter: @kristendesilva

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