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Twin Peaks returns tonight with the first four episodes for the UK

Simulcast with the US from 2am on Sky Atlantic.

Twin Peaks
Credit: Suzanne Tenner/SHOWTIME

Nearly 26 years since the original Twin Peaks last aired, the American drama series is returning tonight for a third season. The show was created by Mark Frost and David Lynch.

The new season is set 25 years after the residents of Twin Peaks were stunned at the murder of their homecoming queen Laura Palmer (Sheryl Lee). FBI Special Agent Dale Cooper (Kyle MacLachlan) was sent in to investigate.

The new season will run for 18 episodes which are all directed by David Lynch. The plot for the new season has been kept incredibly secret. It’s not just the fans who are dying to know what happens, even the cast were kept in the dark during filming.

Many of the original cast are reprising their roles including Kyle MacLachlan, Sheryl Lee, Ray Wise, Grace Zabriskie, Dana Ashbrook, Mädchen Amick and Sherilyn Fenn.

There’s plenty of new stars joining the show including Naomi Watts, Laura Dern, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Robert Knepper, Tim Roth, Monica Bellucci, Amanda Seyfried, Michael Cera and Jim Belushi.

The two-hour season premiere of Twin Peaks: The Return will be simulcast on Sunday, May 21st at 9pm on Showtime in the US and Monday, May 22nd at 2am on Sky Atlantic in the UK. UK viewers can also watch episodes 3 and 4 on demand from 4:01am.

It might be worth grabbing yourself some damn good coffee and a slice of pie if you plan on staying up.

If you don’t fancy staying up in the UK to watch it or forget to record it don’t worry. The episodes will be repeated on May 23rd at 9pm which will be the regular timeslot.

View some images from Twin Peaks season 3 in our gallery:

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