Stan to premiere ‘Twin Peaks’ in Australia on 22 May, ‘I’m Dying Here’ on 5 June

Twin Peaks (Showtime)

Australian streaming network Stan has announced the premiere date for the highly anticipated, new TWIN PEAKS. The 18-hour limited event series will debut only on Stan with a two-hour premiere, followed by the third and fourth hours, on Monday, 22 May in Australia – episodes only available immediately to Showtime subscribers in the US! This will be followed by one-hour episodes in subsequent weeks, fast-tracked in Australia only on Stan. 

The news comes hot on the heels of Showtime announcing a 21 May release date in the US, meaning that we will be getting the show day and date with the original broadcast. This is terrific news for people worried they might have to break the law and run afoul of Agent Cooper trying to get a hold of the show when it airs. 

Directed entirely by David Lynch, the new SHOWTIME limited event series picks up twenty-five years after the inhabitants of a quaint northwestern town were stunned when their homecoming queen Laura Palmer was shockingly murdered.

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Possibly the most anticipated television “sequel” of all time, practically everybody who is still breathing and was involved in the 1990-1991 series is returning for David Lynch and Mark Frost’s continuation, with at least another 80 people singing up for the new episodes for a total cast list of 217 people. Now that’s a damn good cup.

I'm Dying here (Showtime)

Also announced by the network as the new onehour drama series I’M DYING UP HERE, which will premiere on SHOWTIME on Sunday, June 4 at 10 p.m. ET/PT (in Australia on 5 June, only on Stan).

The new one-hour SHOWTIME drama series I’M DYING UP HERE explores L.A.’s famed ‘70s stand-up comedy scene where the careers of legends such as David Letterman, Jay Leno and Richard Pryor were launched. The series delves into the inspired, damaged and complicated psyches of those who stand alone in front of an audience “dying” for fame, fortune and, with any luck, a shot on Johnny Carson.

I’M DYING UP HERE stars Academy Award winner Melissa Leo (Wayward Pines, Treme), Ari Graynor (Bad Teacher), Michael Angarano (The Knick), Clark Duke (Hot Tub Time Machine), Andrew Santino (Mixology), Erik Griffin (Workaholics), RJ Cyler (Me and Earl and the Dying Girl), Al Madrigal (The Daily Show), and Jake Lacy (Obvious Child) as part of a large ensemble cast.