David Lynch is an artist who's always dealt exclusively in confusion, and the making of the Twin Peaks television sequel has proved no different. A month ago, Lynch withdrew from the show, explaining on Twitter that "not enough money was offered to do the script the way I felt it needed to be done".
The cast pled with the director to return, recording a personal video message begging for him to come back on board. Now, after a month of negotiations with American cable channel Showtime, Lynch has announced that he'll be directing the Twin Peaks sequel after all.
Showtime president David Nevins confirmed the news in a statement. "This damn fine cup of coffee from Mark and David tastes more delicious than ever," he said. "Totally worth the extra brewing time and the cup is even bigger than we expected. David will direct the whole thing which will total more than the originally announced nine hours. Preproduction starts now!"
Kyle Maclachlan, who plays Agent Dale Cooper in the show, is expected to reprise his role for the sequel. He also expressed his delight on Twitter.
According to Hollywood Reporter, Lynch has not only signed up to direct the sequel, but will also make more than the nine episodes he was originally contracted for. The show is expected to hit TV screens in 2016.