Maybe that cast plea worked after all.
A month after David Lynch pulled out of Showtime’s Twin Peaks revival, the director and network confirmed on Friday that Lynch was back for good.
“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 … Pre-production starts now!!” said David Nevins, president of Showtime Networks, in a statement.
And the news gets better: Nevins also revealed that the Twin Peaks revival will be bigger than first announced. “David will direct the whole thing which will total more than the originally announced nine hours,” the executive said.
Lynch was excited about the good news as well.
— David Lynch (@DAVID_LYNCH) May 16, 2015
Back in April, Lynch cited an insufficient budget for departing the revival. “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,” he wrote at the time.
Given that the season will be expanded from its original plan, it appears Lynch got his wish.