Earlier last year the Blu-ray box set Twin Peaks: The Entire Mystere was released. After hints and speculations, Showtime announced that Twin Peaks would be returning in 2016 with 9 new episodes.
This trailer was released with the announcement:
According to Rolling Stones, Lynch was planning to direct all the episodes. But now it seems like this won’t be happening after all. Today we got the devastating news, announced by David Lynch himself:
Dear Facebook Friends, Showtime did not pull the plug on Twin Peaks. 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. 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. I love the world of Twin Peaks and wish things could have worked out differently.
Based on the announced it might seem that the show might go as planned, but without David Lynch, who actually is considered the mind behind the Twin Peaks universe.
I love the world of Twin Peaks and wish things could have worked out differently.
— David Lynch (@DAVID_LYNCH) April 5, 2015
UPDATE: The actors of Twin Peaks has joined forces and created a video where they tell us what Twin Peaks without David Lynch is. You can see it below: