We previously reported that the Twin Peaks revival at Showtime was in trouble. Now it looks like the worst has happened.

David Lynch, the co-creator of the TV series, has left the project. In a series of tweets, the 69-year old discussed his reasons for leaving, but gave hope to fans that the series may continue.

As for the cast, no-one's commented just yet - but we're keeping an eye on Twitter to see if there's any developments.

So, let's talk fallout.

Can the series actually survive without David Lynch? Probably not. We can't imagine Kyle MacLachlan and the rest of the cast would be interested in doing another Twin Peaks without Lynch.

After all, Lynch was the creative heart of the series so unless he's involved, we'd highly doubt anyone else would want to be either.

Showtime, however, are still hopeful they can turn Lynch and Frost around if they can get the deal right.

“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 said in a statement released shortly thereafter.

“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.”


Via Twitter / Variety