It's been a case of White Lodge/Black Lodge for "Twin Peaks" fans. Cable channel Showtime and original show creators David Lynch and Mark Frost announced ain late 2014. Yippee, us fans shouted. On April 6, Lynch told Twitter and Facebook he was dropping the revival, announcing, "I left because not enough money was offered to do the script the way I felt it needed to be done."
Fans were crushed. "Twin Peaks", urging a resolution that would let the series return. And something otherworldly/surreal/possibly involving llamas and doughnuts happened. Lynch came back, the contract dispute apparently smoothed over.
Lynch tweeted on Friday: "Dear Twitter Friends, the rumors are not what they seem ..... It is !!! Happening again. #TwinPeaks returns on @SHO_Network."
According to Deadline, Showtime president David Nevins released a statement saying, "This damn fine cup of coffee from Mark and David tastes more delicious than ever. Totally worth the extra brewing time and the cup is even bigger than we expected. David will direct the whole thing which will total more than the originally announced nine hours. Preproduction starts now!"
Lynch is back. He's directing. There will be even more episodes than we originally thought. It's White Lodge time again.
A lot of "Twin Peaks" fans sweated through this contract drama. They started a petition to bring Lynch back. It received nearly 30,000 signatures.
Like the placid surface on a cup of cold coffee, I didn't worry. Somewhere in my weird well of enduring "Twin Peaks" fandom, I knew it would all settle out. The revival couldn't happen properly without Lynch, and too much work had already gone into the production. Original actors, including star Kyle MacLachlan, already signed on.to fill us in on what's happened in the town in the 25 years since the first series ended.
The universe is ready for "Twin Peaks" to return, and therefore it had to. I won't call myself prescient, but perhaps I had a dream of a black-and-white zigzag floor, a television tuned to Showtime and the eerie opening credits of the new series welcoming me back to a world of owls.