In “well, what’s the fucking point anymore?” news, David Lynch has left the Showtime’s Twin Peaks revival over budget issues.
So wait, the guy who co-created and directed the original Twin Peaks is leaving its revival because Showtime’s not putting enough money into the project, but the show is still happening? Why?
Here’s how David broke the news via Twitter:
Dear Twitter Friends, Showtime did not pull the plug on Twin Peaks.— David Lynch (@DAVID_LYNCH) April 5, 2015
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.— David Lynch (@DAVID_LYNCH) April 5, 2015
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.— David Lynch (@DAVID_LYNCH) April 5, 2015
I love the world of Twin Peaks and wish things could have worked out differently.— David Lynch (@DAVID_LYNCH) April 5, 2015
There’s hopes that the director and creative genius will come back, but if he doesn’t, there’s a high probability that the revival will be terrible.