Our long national nightmare is over, as after a month long contract standoff, Showtime and David Lynch have announced that the reclusive auteur will indeed be returning to helm Showtime’s relaunch of the cult classic, Twin Peaks:
Lynch himself took to Twitter with the news:
— David Lynch (@DAVID_LYNCH) May 16, 2015
This is not the only good news though, as Showtime has also committed to more episodes than originally planned, per Showtime President David Nevins:
This damn fine cup of coffee from Mark and David tastes more delicious than ever. 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!!
This news follows a viral #SaveTwinPeaks campaign that fans took to, along with its stars, all backing the return of the acclaimed filmmaker and show co-creator.
The new Twin Peaks will air in 2016, and you may now resume your initial level of excitement!
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