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The "Twin Peaks" Revival Is Back On At Showtime

More than a month after David Lynch left the project, he revealed on Twitter: "It is !!! Happening again." Lynch will also direct the series, which will run for more than the originally announced nine hours, Showtime confirmed to BuzzFeed News.

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Twin Peaks creator David Lynch just made everyone's Friday. He announced on Twitter that Showtime's revival of the cult favorite is back on!

Dear Twitter Friends, the rumors are not what they seem ..... It is !!! Happening again. #TwinPeaks returns on @SHO_Network

In April, six months after Showtime announced a continuation of Twin Peaks, the creator tweeted that he was leaving the project.

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.

I love the world of Twin Peaks and wish things could have worked out differently.


Now, his wish is coming true. Showtime officially confirmed the news on Twitter.

#TwinPeaks pre-production starts now!! Every episode will be directed by @David_Lynch! #Showtime #damngoodcoffee

“Totally worth the extra brewing time… the cup is even bigger than we expected.” –#Showtime president David Nevins #TwinPeaks

And a representative for the network told BuzzFeed News in a statement that the series "will total more than the originally announced nine hours."

Twin Peaks star Mädchen Amick, who played Shelly Johnson, joined Lynch and Showtime in the Twitter celebration.

We want to thank ALL of you #peaksies for helping us #SaveTwinPeaks - WE DID IT!!!!!!

Kyle MacLachlan, Agent Cooper himself, also tweeted in excitement!

Welcome back again!! #TwinPeaks Special Agent Dale Cooper! on #Showtime #damnfinecoffee

Jaimie Etkin is the entertainment editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.

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