“Twin Peaks” fans are mad at Showtime ’cause they didn’t give David Lynch enough money to write the script the way he wanted it. People are mad at Showtime. Threatening the network that they would lose the fans support, protesting and all that stuff.
Keep in mind that David Lynch wasn’t the main creator of the series. He was “co-creator”, meaning that he helped create the show with someone else. Mark Frost was the main creator of the series, Lynch just helped him with it a little bit. So all this talk of “No David Lynch, no Twin Peaks” don’t make any sense to me at all.
The show “Twin Peaks” can easily go on without Mr. Lynch ’cause as you know, David Lynch didn’t direct every episode of the two seasons of “Twin Peaks”. Lynch only directed several episodes anyways.
As far as this deal goes, maybe Lynch just wanted too much money that Showtime couldn’t afford? Maybe Showtime just wanted this show to be on a lower budget, ya know? I think they are just trying to keep the costs down.
I support Showtime on their decision ’cause whatever it is, it’s all business ’cause that’s how Hollywood works. I wish people would understand that but nope… you know how obsessive fans can be when they don’t get what they want. David Lynch is not the king of “Twin Peaks”, it’s all Mark Frost’s baby. Lynch was just a helper like I said above.
I’m still gonna support the new show even if Lynch will no longer be involved. I’m sure the show will still be great without him.