David Lynch returns to direct Twin Peaks sequel

And there could be more than the nine hours originally promised

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David Lynch has appeased Twin Peaks fans everywhere by agreeing to direct the sequel to the iconic series a month after a dispute over its budget.

The Mulholland Drive director pulled out of the follow-up to the cult classic in April after a row over its finance, during which Lynch claimed not enough money was offered “to do the script the way I felt it needed to be done”.

The actors soon issued their own videoed pleas for Lynch to return, listing appropriately offbeat reasons for needing him such as: “Twin Peaks without David Lynch is like…a dog without a bark…eyes without brows…the hole without the doughnut.”

On Saturday, he appeared to have settled the dispute and wrote on Twitter: "Dear Twitter Friends, the rumours are not what they seem ..... It is!!! Happening again. #TwinPeaks returns".

His tweet was followed by confirmation from the Showtime president David Nevins, who announced that Lynch will direct "the whole thing" which he said would total more than the nine hours originally pledged.

"Totally worth the extra brewing time and the cup is even bigger than we expected," a statement from him added.

Showtime announced that Twin Peaks would return in October last year after a 25-year hiatus, with Lynch directing and Kyle MacLachlan also returning as Special Agent Dale Cooper.