What is "Twin Peaks" without David Lynch?
It's like a girl without a secret, pies without cherries, or a sheriff station without donuts. At least that's what the original "Twin Peaks" cast thinks now that Lynch has left the upcoming reboot. On Tuesday, the 25th anniversary of the "Twin Peaks" premiere on April 8, 1990, the cast compiled videos saying what the show would be like without the co-creator as a part of their #SaveTwinPeaks campaign. The video includes Sherilyn Fenn, Dana Ashbrook, Sheryl Lee, James Marshall and Peggy Lipton, among others.
The filmmaker announced his departure from Showtime's reboot on Sunday night, tweeting, "I left because not enough money was offered to do the script the way I felt it needed to be done." Lynch tweeted that he called the cast over the weekend to tell them he was leaving the project. Showtime responded to Lynch's tweets saying the network still hopes to bring Lynch back on board.
Previous to his announced departure, Lynch had alluded to negotiation problems with Showtime, saying that the reboot was "still up in the air." Kyle MacLachlan was the only "Twin Peaks" actor officially confirmed to return to the new series, although Ashbrook and Lee previously revealed Lynch called them to reprise their roles. Showtime announced last October that nine new episodes of "Twin Peaks" would air in 2016 to coincide with the 25th anniversary of the series two-season run.