For a while, Twin Peaks fans feared that after being offered a feast, they would be left an empty table. In October of last year, Twin Peaks co-creators David Lynch and Mark Frost announced that a follow-up series to their '90s cult classic show would be coming to Showtime in 2016. Lynch and Frost had already written the nine episodes of the mini-series, and Lynch was on board to direct them all.
Then in April of this year, Lynch announced that he would no longer be directing the series due to disagreements with the network over budget. Fans and cast members of the original series responded with an avalanche of protest. The overwhelming consensus being that Twin Peaks wouldn't be Twin Peaks without Lynch directing.
Now it looks like all the outcry actually worked, as Lynch has announced that he is back on board to helm the show. And not only will fans be getting the damn fine cup of coffee of Lynch as director, they'll also be getting an unexpected bonus slice of cherry pie in the form of additional episodes. During a panel at the Crypticon convention in Seattle on May 23, returning cast members Sherilyn Fenn and Sheryl Lee announced that the new series would be eighteen episodes, double the number originally planned.
Showtime president David Nevins confirmed the news, saying:
"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!!"
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