Twin Peaks Gets A UK Air Date on Sky Atlantic
Twin Peaks will be simulcast on Sky Atlantic from Monday 22nd May 2017 at 2am, the channel have announced. If you don’t wish to stay up that late, it will then be repeated Tuesday 23rd May at the more reasonable time of 9pm. The first episode will be a 2 hour premiere.
During the recent TCA press tour, director David Lynch made a surprise appearance, not so much to answer questions, but in true Lynchian style, to avoid answering them… When the press asked if he could say whether this would be a new story, or follow on old narrative threads, he replied “I’m really not at liberty to talk about that.” Although, he did then go on to say “the story of Laura Palmer’s last seven days is very, very important for this.”
He did also confirm the new story was written with co-creator Mark Frost as one big story which was divided into 18 episodes. Lynch added that there are no plans at the moment for more than those 18 hours, but then added “before I said I wasn’t going to re-visit it and I did. So you never say no. But right now, there’s no plans for anything more.”
The show will see Kyle MacLachlan return as FBI Special Agent Dale Cooper, along with a number of other members of the original cast, and new cast members.
Twin Peaks will be simulcast on Sky Atlantic from Monday 22nd May 2017 at 2am and repeated Tuesday 23rd May at 9pm.