Sky nabs UK rights to new Twin Peaks series (Wired UK)

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Still waiting for another slice of the Twin Peaks pie? Well, we still don’t know exactly when the elusive third season of David Lynch’s unsettling drama will debut, but we do know where you can dig in — Sky has announced UK rights to the series.

The series will be coming to Sky Atlantic in 2017, in line with its US broadcast. The move comes as part of a broader content deal with American network Showtime and its parent corporation, CBS, that will see numerous drama series making their way to UK viewers.

“Sky and CBS Corporation today announced a long-term licensing agreement for Sky Atlantic to be the exclusive home to Showtime’s growing portfolio of programming across all its territories in the UK, Ireland, Germany, Austria and Italy,” Sky’s press announcement reads. “Previously, Sky has licensed select Showtime content from CBS on a programme by programme basis.”

That last part is more interesting than the dull press release sounds. It means that going forwards, any new Showtime series will by default be shown on Sky channels in the UK and its other European territories (as will, most likely, many CBS shows in general, such as the successful Supergirl which already airs on Sky).

The third season of Twin Peaks was recently delayed to 2017 — though with fans having waited since 1992 for more, another few months probably barely registers. Lynch has confirmed he’s shooting the entire season from one mammoth script, and will convert it to episodes at the editing stage.

If you need some catching up on the goings on in the strange town, the Sky/CBS content deal also means it’s able to offer “complete box sets of series, including The Borgias, Brotherhood, Californication, Dexter, Nurse Jackie and the original Twin Peaks.” With only 30 episodes and the Fire Walk With Me movie to keep you going until the third season arrives at some point in the first half of 2017 though, Twin Peaks is a series you may not want to binge watch.

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21 January 2016 | 3:04 pm – Source:


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