David Lynch returns to Twin Peaks: The director will work with Showtime after seemingly backing out of the show’s third season.

David Lynch Heeds the Pleading Masses, Will Return to Direct Twin Peaks’ Third Season  

David Lynch Heeds the Pleading Masses, Will Return to Direct Twin Peaks’ Third Season  

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May 16 2015 3:00 PM

David Lynch Is Returning to Twin Peaks After All

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David Lynch arrives at the Rizoma Festival on Oct. 15, 2013 in Madrid.

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In what will hopefully be the last development of this roller-coaster production process, David Lynch is back on board Showtime’s Twin Peaks reboot. The project has hit several snags since its announcement in October, including an impasse due to contract difficulties, a series of tweets from Lynch about how he was leaving the production entirely, and a fan- and cast-led campaign to bring the director back into the fold. On Friday night, Lynch confirmed his return:

Showtime president David Nevins also chimed in with a statement, noting that “this damn fine cup of coffee” was “totally worth the extra brewing time," and that the new season, which will be entirely directed by Lynch, will also “total more than the originally announced nine hours.” Pre-production is set to start immediately, so fans can rest easy knowing that Agent Cooper and friends will hit screens in the foreseeable future.

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