Twin Peaks cast make suitably quirky appeal to David Lynch to return

The iconic director claims he hasn't been offered enough money to direct the third series

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Just days after David Lynch announced he was exiting the Twin Peaks reboot, the cast of the show have published a video urging him to return.

Sheryl Lee, who played murder victim Laura Palmer, Sherilyn Fenn, who was teen femme fatale Audrey Horne, and Dana Ashbrook, Laura's drug-pushing boyfriend Bobby Briggs, are among the cast members to video themselves explaining why Twin Peaks needs Lynch.

The actors came up with some appropriately offbeat reasons: “Twin Peaks without David Lynch is like…a dog without a bark…eyes without brows…the hole without the doughnut.”

 

On Sunday Lynch revealed he had pulled out of the revival of his classic 1990s TV series in a row over money.

"Showtime did not pull the plug on 'Twin Peaks,'" Lynch wrote on Twitter.

“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."

"This weekend I started to call actors to let them know I would not be directing," he continued.

"'Twin Peaks' may still be very much alive at Showtime. I love the world of Twin Peaks and wish things could have worked out differently."

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The original series followed the investigation of murdered beauty queen Laura Palmer and starred Kyle MacLachlan as Special Agent Dale Cooper.

 

The revival was announced in October last year with Lynch at the helm.

In January, after much speculation, Showtime announced that MacLachlan would be reprising his role as the “damn fine coffee and cherry pie” aficionado.

However, it was reported last month that the mooted third series was experiencing 'complications'.

 “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 said in the statement released on Sunday.

“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.”

 

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