HBO Europe, Sky Germany Take 'Twin Peaks' Revival

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'Twin Peaks'

HBO Europe will air the 18-part limited series, directed by David Lynch, in Central and Eastern Europe.

HBO Europe and Sky Germany are the latest international TV companies to pick up Showtime's Twin Peaks revival in deals with CBS Corp.'s CBS Studios International.

HBO Europe will air the 18-part limited series, directed by David Lynch, in Poland, Romania, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Bulgaria, Moldova, Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, Kosovo, Montenegro, Macedonia and Bosnia and Herzegovina. 

The series also will air in its entirety exclusively on Sky in Germany and Austria. Said Marcus Ammon, senior vp film and entertainment at Sky Germany: "Twin Peaks was like no other series in the early '90s, it changed the standard of quality TV. And no return is so long-awaited."

In both markets, the show, from the original series creators David Lynch and Mark Frost and executive producer Sabrina Sutherland, will kick off with the two-hour premiere May 22.

About Germany and Austria, Ammon said: "For those who can’t wait to see the new parts and love to get up early in the morning, Sky is offering the first two parts of the new Twin Peaks simultaneously to the Showtime U.S. premiere on the night of May 21st to May 22nd via On Demand. Starting May 25 the German dubbed version will air on Sky Atlantic HD."

Both HBO Europe and Sky Germany also will make available the original series.

The revival picks up 25 years after the inhabitants of a quaint town were stunned when their homecoming queen Laura Palmer was murdered. Many original castmembers are returning, including Kyle MacLachlan as FBI special agent Dale Cooper.