Twin Peaks series revival to be simulcast in the UK and the US

The cult series will air on Sky Atlantic at the same time as it airs on Showtime in the US, at 2am UK time on Monday 22 May. This calls for some damn fine coffee...

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The revival of David Lynch’s Twin Peaks will air at exactly the same time in the UK and the US, Sky Atlantic have confirmed.

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The long-awaited series will launch at 2am on Monday 22nd May on Sky Atlantic, in a simulcast with the US airing on Showtime. The episode will then be shown again at the more UK-friendly time of 9pm on 23rd May.

It means a late night (or early start) for UK fans of the cult US drama, which returns for a third season over 25 years after the last episode aired. The first episode will be available on Sky’s On Demand service immediately after the 2am airing.

The series will begin with a two-hour premiere episode, with season three running to 18 hours in total. The series is written and produced by original creators David Lynch and Mark Frost, with the action set 25 years after the events of season two.

Original star Kyle MacLachlan is one of a number of returning cast members, along with an impressively extensive cast of new characters.

“Revisiting this territory, there’s a freshness to it, a lightness to it,” says Maclachlan in the featurette above.

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Sky has an exclusive deal with US broadcaster Showtime, which means as well as Twin Peaks, the UK broadcaster has the rights to series including Ray Donovan, Billions and The Affair, as well as archive shows like Dexter and Nurse Jackie.