By Will Robinson
Updated September 14, 2015 at 12:00 PM EDT
Credit: Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images

The famously secretive David Lynch hasn’t changed his ways, and thanks to over-enthusiastic online fans, he’s a bit peeved.

The Twin Peaks revival is currently shooting in Washington. Periodically, fanatics have flocked there to snap photos and share them on one of the myriad sites run by diehard fans.

“We’re so happy people are excited about being back to where it all began,” said Lynch and co-creator Mark Frost in a statement. “Like any good mystery, it’s all suppose to be top secret, and would love it if everyone helped keep it that way!”

At least one fan site is listening, albeit with a bit of attitude. On Monday, the administrator of Twin Peaks Archive announced that behind-the-scenes stills of the set won’t be published on the site until episodes air.

“All things must pass. Whilst up in Washington watching the filming of the new Twin Peaks, we heard through the grapevine that David Lynch was unpleased that fans were taking photos of the filming and uploading them to various sites on the internet,” Jerry Horne writes. “Even though everyone I witnessed was being courteous and staying on public sidewalks etc, apparently this was just too much for Lynch.

“So, we decided to abide by Mr. Lynch’s wishes. We will post stills of the filming process once the final episode of the series airs. I know many of you are disappointed by this, but hey, it is what it is.”

That finale will be sometime two years from now, when the Showtime limited series is slated to air. Fortunately the auteur didn’t threaten leaving production again.

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