David Lynch has Left ‘Twin Peaks’ Reboot

Director Left Showtimes Revival

“I left because not enough money was offered to do the script the way I felt it needed to be done,” the director tweeted Sunday.

Six months before, creators David Lynch and Mark Frost both tweeted “Dear Twitter Friends: That gum you like is going to come back in style. #damngoodcoffee”

The filmmaker, who had reportedly already written the script with Frost, said that more than a year of negotiations had ended with Showtime unwilling to commit that kind of money to their screenplay.

The cable network, however, says it is still trying to make the deal happen. So is Lynch really done with Showtime’s “Twin Peaks” reboot, or is this his ploy of negotiating in public?

Here’s Showtime’s official statement:

“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.”

Well, if he can lower his standards to do four seasons of “The Cleveland Show,” he can do one season of “Twin Peaks” with a smaller budget. He only directed six of the original episodes. Let’s keep our fingers crossed and hope for the best. If nothing else, there are many capable directors that could fill that chair.

According to Showtime’s previous report, a nine-episode “Twin Peaks” limited series was in the works for a planned 2016 premiere date.