If you're a fan of Twin Peaks, you will already be frothing with excitement that the series is returning after a 26-year absence from our TV screens. But did you know when?

Here is our round-up of Twin Peaks: The Return, including when and where you can see the new series in both the UK and US.

The original Twin Peaks was a TV drama created by Mark Frost and cult film director David Lynch. It premiered in 1990 on ABC in the US (BBC Two in the UK) and aired until 1991. There were two series originally, which are available in Blu-ray and DVD collections. You can also watch it on-demand on certain services, including Sky in the UK, with both series available in HD as part of Sky Box Sets.

A prequel movie, Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me, was also released in cinemas in 1992.

The main plot follows a seemingly straight-forward murder investigation in the American town of Twin Peaks, headed by FBI Special Agent Dale Cooper (Kyle MacLachlan). However, the killing of homecoming queen Laura Palmer (Sheryl Lee) turns out to be anything but.

The show was known for its creepy tone, campy characters, off beat humour, surrealism, melodrama and supernatural elements, all of which are also trademark characteristics of Lynch and his work.

It was announced that the show would return for a new limited series in 2015.

David Lynch will be directing all the episodes of the new series, which is being shown on Showtime in the States and Sky Atlantic in the UK.

It was originally slated to premiere in 2016, to coincide with the show's 25th anniversary, but was delayed to 2017. Better late than never.

Many original cast members, including MacLachlan as FBI Special Agent Dale Cooper, are slated to appear in the revival.

Showtime will start broadcasting the new series at 9pm ET on Sunday 21 May, with a two-hour premiere. Sky will also simulcast the opening on Sky Atlantic at 2am Monday 22 May in the UK. It will then repeat the episode at 9pm on Tuesday 23 May.

Following the premiere, Showtime Anytime and On Demand subscribers will immediately have access to episodes three and four, which will air on Showtime on 28 May at 9pm and Sky soon after, each week.

There are 18 episodes in total. After episodes three and four air on 28 May, single episodes will air in the subsequent weeks.

Showtime and Sky Atlantic have released a couple of teaser videos that highlight the poster art being used to advertise the show. We're still waiting for an official trailer as such.

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