David Lynch: Twin Peaks reboot may go ahead without me
David Lynch has hinted the 'Twin Peaks' reboot will go ahead without him
The 69-year-old director - who helmed the original series which aired from 1990 to 1991 - confirmed on Twitter this weekend that he will no longer be returning to direct Showtime's upcoming remake of the crime drama despite having already written the scripts for all nine episodes alongside co-creator Mark Frost.
He wrote: "This weekend I started to call actors to let them know I would not be directing. 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."
The 'Blue Velvet' filmmaker revealed the reason behind his departure from the project was a lack of funds.
He shared: "Dear Twitter Friends, Showtime did not pull the plug on Twin Peaks.
"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. (sic)"
Meanwhile, Showtime themselves hope the original stars of the show, including Kyle MacLachlan, who agreed to reprise their roles in the reboot will return despite Lynch's decision to cease his involvement.
A statement reads: "Showtime also loves the world of 'Twin Peaks' and we continue to hold out for 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."