Several cast members from the Showtime revival of “Twin Peaks” made a video in an effort to convince Showtime to meet the demands of series creator David Lynch.
In the video, the actors each make a statement that begins with the phrase, “‘Twin Peaks’ without David Lynch is like…” First in the video is Sheryl Lee, who played murder victim Laura Palmer on the original show. She says the show without Lynch is like “a girl without a secret.”
Other cast members in the video include Sherilyn Fenn, Dana Ashbrook, and Kimmy Robertson. Noticeably absent is series star Kycle MacLachlan, who played Specia Agent Dale Cooper in the original series. In addition to the video, cast members and fans have started using the hashtag #SaveTwinPeaks.
Lynch was originally attached to write, produce, and direct the show, which is based on his cult hit series that aired for two seasons from 1990-1991 on ABC. He announced on Sunday that he was leaving the show.
Lynch wrote on his Twitter account, “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.”
“This weekend I started to call actors to let them know I would not be directing. ‘Twin Peaks’ may still be very much alive at Showtime,” he continued in string of Tweets. “I love the world of ‘Twin Peaks’ and wish things could have worked out differently.”
Showtime issued a statement to TheWrap shortly after Lynch broke the news:
“We were saddened to read David Lynch‘s statement today since we believed we were working towards solutions with David and his reps on the few remaining deal points. SHOWTIME also loves the world of Twin Peaks and we continue to hold out hope that we can bring it back in all its glory with both of its extraordinary creators, David Lynch and Mark Frost, at its helm.”