The coffee in Twin Peaks is probably still damn fine, but it’s going cold. Distressing news for fans of the cult series: David Lynch has hinted that there might be a delay in bringing back the series, currently slated to air in 2016. Lynch said he is not sure of the state of the production, saying there are “complications.” The script is ready to go, according to one source, but contract negotiations with Showtime are apparently holding things up.
In Australia at his Between Two Worlds art exhibit, Lynch told an interviewer who asked him what he feels like to return to Twin Peaks after 25 years, “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.” The series has an intense cult following, and fans are excited about its return. The Internet has stepped in before to safeguard a pop-culture icon; presumably there are already plans for a vigorous social media campaign to pressure Showtime to give David Lynch whatever he wants.