Lynch parts from Twin Peaks reunion

David Lynch has left the long-awaited sequel to cult drama Twin Peaks.

The project was announced by Showtime earlier this year.

But Lynch has revealed he has now parted from the project.

He tweeted:

In January, Showtime placed a nine-episode order fo a new season of Twin Peaks, which will be set in the present day but follows on from the original series that aired on ABC between 1990 and 1991.

The series follows the inhabitants of a quaint northwestern town who were left stunned after their homecoming queen Laura Palmer is murdered. Then as an FBI agent arrives to help the sheriff solve the case, more of the town’s secrets are exposed.

Lynch was due to executive produce and write each episode with Mark Frost.

Twin Peaks is due to air in 2016, the 25th anniversary of when it last aired.