And on the seventh day, the Lord of brilliantly weird TV taketh away. At once squashing and kind of reigniting rumors of the demise of the Twin Peaks revival Showtime had previously stated would arrive in 2016, David Lynch tweeted today that the network "did not pull the plug" but that he had officially exited the project.

According to Lynch, Showtime simply couldn't provide the financial freedom he felt necessary to properly bring the already finished scripts to life. "This weekend I started to call actors to let them know I would not be directing," Lynch tweeted. "I love the world of Twin Peaks and wish things could have worked out differently."

Though Showtime initially remained silent on the status of Twin Peaks, Lynch seemed to suggest that the series could possibly continue without his involvement. The revival, originally announced last October, is set to begin shooting this year with Kyle MacLachlan reprising his role as FBI agent Dale Cooper. Lynch and Peaks copilot Mark Frost wrote the nine new episodes, which now might possibly remain unread, unacted, and unaired.

However, as with anything truly Lynchian, this story has a compelling left turn. Less than an hour after Lynch's seemingly definitive tweets, Showtime released a statement revealing that they are apparently still trying to resolve the aforementioned financial disagreements. "[We] also love the world of Twin Peaks," Showtime said in the statement. "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."

The legend of Lynch continues.