Twin Peaks: the Return - Sky to show first four episodes back to back

Kyle MacLachlan
Kyle MacLachlan Credit: Sky

The return of David Lynch's Twin Peaks is one of the most eagerly awaited comebacks in TV history.

It was announced earlier this year that the first two episodes of the new 18-episode third series, starring original leading man Kyle MacLachlan, are being broadcast on Sky Atlantic in a live simulcast with the US on Monday May 22 at 2am, before being repeated Tuesday May 23 at 9pm, its regular timeslot.

Twin Peaks: the Return

But now Sky have announced that fans can view parts three and four from 4am, immediately after episodes one and two have aired, so stock up on some #damngoodcoffee and cherry pie and be prepared for a late-night binge.        

The American drama series created by Mark Frost and Lynch first aired in 1990. The new series picks up 25 years after the inhabitants of a quaint northwestern town were stunned when their homecoming queen Laura Palmer was shockingly murdered. 

It was the mystery that enraptured TV audiences: who was behind the murder of the shining star of a quaint Washington state town? 

But Twin Peaks was a place only serene on the outside. FBI Special Agent Dale Cooper (MacLachlan) was sent in to investigate. The show’s final scene saw him cackling maniacally into the bathroom mirror he’d just smashed his head against, apparently possessed by the show’s demonic spirit, Killer Bob.

Twin Peaks: the Return

Some of the stars joining MacLachlan include Naomi Watts, Laura Dern, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Tim Roth, Monica Bellucci and Amanda Seyfried. Others are Michael Cera, Jim Belushi and Trent Reznor.

Twin Peaks will air in the UK on Sky Atlantic and NOW TV