David Lynch’s new Twin Peaks series, due to premiere next year, will air on Sky Atlantic in the UK.
The Twin Peaks revival series was commissioned by US premium cable network Showtime and Sky Atlantic announced today (January 21) that is has secured the exclusive UK rights to all of Showtime’s original shows after reaching a new long-term agreement with the network.
Other acclaimed US series such as The Affair and Ray Donovan will continue to air exclusively on Sky Atlantic in the UK as part of the agreement. Showtime and Sky Atlantic already have a close relationship, producing horror drama series Penny Dreadful together.
Director David Lynch and his Twin Peaks co-creator Mark Frost have penned one long script for the 2017 revival series, which Lynch is shooting as a continuous movie before editing it down into individual episodes.
Laura Dern, Amanda Seyfried, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Robert Knepper and Balthazar Getty are all rumoured to have been cast as new characters alongside original cast members Kyle MacLachlan, Sherilyn Fenn and Sheryl Lee.
Although Showtime originally commissioned nine new episodes of Twin Peaks, it is now expected to run considerably longer. Lynch announced in April 2015 that he had pulled out of the revival series, but then announced the following month that he was back on board to direct the new episodes.