×
You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Sky Plays New Episode of ‘Twin Peaks’ a Week Early in Germany

With online leaks a major concern for networks and producers, one of Europe’s largest pay TV platforms has put out an upcoming episode of “Twin Peaks” a week early.

Sky Deutschland played episode 14, Monday, instead of the scheduled episode 13. German fans took to social media to complain and Sky confirmed the error, and that it had run the show out of sequence.

“Due to an accidently wrong labeling of the broadcasting file of a new episode of ‘Twin Peaks,’ episode 14 instead of 13 was available on Sky On Demand in Germany for a short period of time this morning,” it said in a statement issued to Variety late Monday. “As soon as we got notice, the episode was removed. We apologize for the inconvenience and are working on making the correct episode available for our customers as soon as possible tonight.”

Sky, which has five million subscribers, subsequently told Variety it had put the correct episode up last night, Monday.

Despite Sky saying episode 14 was only available for a short time, fans were already sharing spoilers and images on Reddit and social networks. Germany’s anti-piracy laws are notoriously strict, and there was no evidence the upcoming episode had been shared in full online. CBS Studios International, which distributes Showtime programming, confirmed it knew of the error but made no further comment.

The new season of the David Lynch mystery thriller, which runs to eighteen installments, goes out at the same time on Sky in the U.K., Germany and Italy, as on Showtime in the U.S., meaning the new episode ran exactly a week ahead of time. After taking the advance episode down in Germany, an on-screen apology said “something has gone wrong.”

The pay TV operator has an output deal with CBSSI for Showtime drama series across the U.K., Germany, and Italy. In Germany “Twin Peaks” is carried on-demand and then on the Sky Atlantic channel the following Thursday.

David Lynch directed and co-wrote all of the third season of the show, which had its international launch at the Cannes Film Festival this year.

Germany has an unenviable record in terms of “Twin Peaks” spoilers. In 1990 Sat.1 revealed Laura Palmer’s killer on its text service before the episode in question could go out on rival free-to-air channel RTL.

More TV

  • Comcast Xfinity Stream app

    Comcast's Xfinity Stream Viewing Will Soon Count Toward Nielsen TV Ratings

    With online leaks a major concern for networks and producers, one of Europe’s largest pay TV platforms has put out an upcoming episode of “Twin Peaks” a week early. Sky Deutschland played episode 14, Monday, instead of the scheduled episode 13. German fans took to social media to complain and Sky confirmed the error, and […]

  • James Cordon Carpool Karaoke

    James Corden’s ‘Late, Late Show’ Lands in China

    With online leaks a major concern for networks and producers, one of Europe’s largest pay TV platforms has put out an upcoming episode of “Twin Peaks” a week early. Sky Deutschland played episode 14, Monday, instead of the scheduled episode 13. German fans took to social media to complain and Sky confirmed the error, and […]

  • Netflix Acquires Chiwetel Ejiofor’s ‘The Boy

    Netflix Snaps Up Chiwetel Ejiofor’s ‘The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind’

    With online leaks a major concern for networks and producers, one of Europe’s largest pay TV platforms has put out an upcoming episode of “Twin Peaks” a week early. Sky Deutschland played episode 14, Monday, instead of the scheduled episode 13. German fans took to social media to complain and Sky confirmed the error, and […]

  • ‘Dark’ Producers Prep New Multi-Language Drama

    Migration Drama '1899' Is New Netflix Project From Creators of 'Dark'

    With online leaks a major concern for networks and producers, one of Europe’s largest pay TV platforms has put out an upcoming episode of “Twin Peaks” a week early. Sky Deutschland played episode 14, Monday, instead of the scheduled episode 13. German fans took to social media to complain and Sky confirmed the error, and […]

  • THIS IS US -- "Sometimes" Episode

    'This Is Us' Star On Zoe's Secret: 'I Didn't Know It Would Be Quite This Difficult'

    With online leaks a major concern for networks and producers, one of Europe’s largest pay TV platforms has put out an upcoming episode of “Twin Peaks” a week early. Sky Deutschland played episode 14, Monday, instead of the scheduled episode 13. German fans took to social media to complain and Sky confirmed the error, and […]

  • Patricia Cornwell and Matt Tolmach

    Patricia Cornwell, Matt Tolmach to Produce Drama Series in Development at NBC

    With online leaks a major concern for networks and producers, one of Europe’s largest pay TV platforms has put out an upcoming episode of “Twin Peaks” a week early. Sky Deutschland played episode 14, Monday, instead of the scheduled episode 13. German fans took to social media to complain and Sky confirmed the error, and […]

  • TV Roundup: 'A Series of Unfortunate

    TV News Roundup: 'A Series of Unfortunate Events' Sets Final Season Premiere Date

    With online leaks a major concern for networks and producers, one of Europe’s largest pay TV platforms has put out an upcoming episode of “Twin Peaks” a week early. Sky Deutschland played episode 14, Monday, instead of the scheduled episode 13. German fans took to social media to complain and Sky confirmed the error, and […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content