The scurry to have David Lynch return to direct the Twin Peaks sequel is well and truly underway. Showtime top dog David Nevins has reached out to Lynch directly to discuss the director's departure from the project, seemingly over the production budget. 

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Other big players concerned with the project have been looking to find creative solutions that would allow Lynch to re-join. 

Plans for the Twin Peaks sequel was thrown into doubt on Sunday when Lynch announced via Twitter that he was quitting due to budget issues.

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In October, Showtime announced that it would produce nine new episodes of Twin Peaks, picking up where the cult ABC series left off. However, Lynch and co-creator Mark Frost ran into difficulties when it became clear that the cost of production would be significantly higher than the budgets outlined in the original idea. Sources tell Variety that Showtime was, and is, willing to provide more cash in return for concessions in other areas, including the profit participation definitions for Lynch and Frost.

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A Save Twin Peaks petition has been circulating online and some of the original actors have posted a video downplaying the idea of a Twin Peaks series without David Lynch at the helm. However, that clip did not include Kyle MacLachlan, who is confirmed to return as the lead star.

The situation is further complicated by the fact that sources say Lynch was not in contact with his long-time lawyer Tom Hansen of Hansen Jacobson before announcing his decision to leave the show.

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