What would Twin Peaks be like without David Lynch? Recently, actors involved with the series, and its Showtime reboot, took to YouTube to support the director, who recently dropped out of the project over budget issues.
Lynch announced on Twitter earlier this week that he was leaving the Showtime reboot because he didn't feel the money offered to him was enough to do the series the way he thought it deserved.
However, Showtime remains firm in its commitment to making the series with Twin Peaks co-creator Mark Frost still on board.
"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," says Showtime. "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."
Of course, this news didn't sit well with fans of the series, and it seems that actors involved with the original series and the new version believe that Twin Peaks is nothing without David Lynch.
In the following video, the actors offer their support of David Lynch being involved with the new Twin Peaks project by filling in the statement, "Twin Peaks without David Lynch is like..."
Some of the answers ring true with fans and most have a very Twin Peaks vibe.
"Twin Peaks without David Lynch is like a girl without a secret," says actress Sheryl Lee, who portrayed Laura Palmer on the original television series.
"Twin Peaks without David Lynch is like eyes without mouths," says Sherilyn Finn, who was Audrey Horne on the series.
"Twin Peaks without David Lynch is like a waitress without her uniform," says Madchen Amick, who portrayed Shelly Johnson on the show.
Surprisingly missing from the video, though, is Kyle MacLachlan, who portrayed FBI agent Dale Cooper in the original series, the man responsible for investigating the death of Laura Palmer. His role was pivotal in the series and in the later Twin Peaks movie, Fire Walk With Me. MacLachlan was one of the first actors confirmed for the Showtime reboot.
It's likely that this video serves as further bargaining for that budget that Lynch asked for, especially considering Showtime's response upon his leaving. We expect that Lynch will return to the budget once he and Showtime reach a monetary negotiation.
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