Showtime announced back in October of 2014 that Twin Peaks would be returning for a nine-episode run in 2016, with David Lynch returning to direct, not to mention co-write the series with Mark Frost.
It now looks like Lynch's involvement with the project has come to an end.
This is the statement given to a Facebook page dedicated to Twin Peaks:
Dear Facebook Friends, David wanted me to pass along the following statement:
Showtime did not pull the plug on Twin Peaks.
After one year and four 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.
I love the world of Twin Peaks and wish things could have worked out differently.
Lynch has since confirmed his exit via Twitter, repeating the statement.
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.— David Lynch (@DAVID_LYNCH) April 5, 2015
It's very possible that the show will move forward without Lynch's involvement.