Looks like Twin Peaks' return may not be a sure thing after all

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Mar 16, 2015, 4:48 PM EDT (Updated)

FBI Agent Dale Cooper’s (Kyle MacLachlan) return to the weird town of Twin Peaks and the site of Laura Palmer's murder — 25 years after the original series ended — may not go as smoothly as planned.

This is what Twin Peaks director and co-creator David Lynch revealed during a Q&A in Brisbane, where Lynch said that the cult series’ revival had run into “complications.” When he was asked if the series was returning for sure, Lynch actually said: “I don't know. There are complications.” Uh-oh.

Apparently, despite the fact that scripts are ready, that Showtime has ordered a limited nine-episode season and that series stars MacLachlan, Sheryl Lee and Dana Ashbrook have announced they’d been signed up for the new series, Lynch confirmed in an interview with the Australian ABC network that negotiations over contracts were still ongoing:

“I haven’t returned yet and we’re still working on the contract, but I love the world of Twin Peaks and I love those characters. And I think it will be very special to go back into that world.”

Earlier in the interview, Lynch talked about the importance of having creative control over one’s own work:

“A lot of people in cinema don't have final cut or total creative control, and it's a giant absurdity and a sadness. It's a nightmare when you don't have the freedom to make it the way you want.

“Why would somebody do something or make something, if they couldn't make it the way they want to make it? It's absurd.”

Does that simply mean the series won’t be able to meet the summer 2016 deadline Lynch had set for himself? Or could those “complications” put the entire project in jeopardy? We're still early in the year, so here's us crossing our fingers that all gets settled soon.

(via Radio Times)