The cast of Twin Peaks haven't given up on David Lynch returning to the cult show's reboot.

Last Sunday (April 5) co-creator Lynch announced his departure from Showtime's highly-anticipated revival, and tweeted: "I love the world of Twin Peaks and wish things could have worked out differently."

Lynch's departure puts the future of the previously-commissioned nine new episodes of Twin Peaks in some jeopardy, and cast members have reacted.

Sherilyn Fenn, Sheryl Lee, Mädchen Amick, Dana Ashbrook, Peggy Lipton, James Marshall, Al Strobel and Kimmy Robertson have recorded a video message calling on Showtime to bring Lynch back to the project.

Fans are also rallying online, with more than 12,000 people so far signing a petition calling for Lynch's reinstatement.

Twin Peaks' revival was formally announced last October by Showtime, with network executives promising that Lynch and co-creator Mark Frost would have creative freedom in working on the revival.

Later this year, Frost is scheduled to release a book called The Secret Lives of Twin Peaks that will bridge the storyline between the end of the original television series and its revival.

So far, neither Frost nor series lead Kyle MacLachlan have issued any comment about Lynch's departure from the show.