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David Lynch Hasn’t Signed a Contract — Is ‘Twin Peaks’ in Trouble? (Updated!)

David Lynch Hasn't Signed a Contract -- Is 'Twin Peaks' in Trouble? (Updated!)

READ MORE: How Showtime Got David Lynch to Reboot ‘Twin Peaks,’ with Sheryl Lee Returning as Laura Palmer

UPDATE: According to an EW source, Showtime has received all the scripts, given the show a greenlight and signed Kyle MacLachlan to appear as Agent Dale Cooper — this is just the normal “pre-production process.” But the issue at hand may be related to money from DVD and streaming sales

Looks like that “Twin Peaks” reboot isn’t as sure a thing as we thought. 

In a series of public remarks, series creator David Lynch indicated that while he thinks “it will be very special to go back into that world,” negotiations are still in the works for Showtime’s resurrection of the hit cult drama, and there might be “complications” preventing the show from returning, as promised by both Lynch, co-creator Mark Frost and Showtime. 

The site Welcome to Twin Peaks has a full round-up of the rumors, which were born during an Australian tribute to the series this weekend, and followed up by this quote from Lynch from ABCNews24:

“I haven’t returned yet and we’re still working on the contract, but I love the world of Twin Peaks and I love those characters. And I think it will be very special to go back into that world.”

Showtime initially announced the return of the series last October, with a promise of nine new episodes, all directed by Lynch, to debut in early 2016 (the 25th anniversary of the show’s finale). Early 2016 might seem like a long time from now, but it’s really only a year, or less, away — and after five months, they still haven’t signed the contracts. 

If “Twin Peaks” were to fall apart, it would not only be a major disappointment to fans, but an embarrassing blow for Showtime, which only in January brought original series star Kyle MacLachlan out to the TCA Press Tour, in character, to deliver “a damn good cup of coffee” to network president David Nevins.

So it’s not yet time to bet against “Twin Peaks” happening — but maybe lower your expectations, or at the least prepare to wait a little longer.  

READ MORE: Why ‘Twin Peaks’ Would Do Better Today Than 24 Years Ago

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