Magazine article Screen International

Canal+ Strikes France Deal for Lynch's 'Twin Peaks'

Magazine article Screen International

Canal+ Strikes France Deal for Lynch's 'Twin Peaks'

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Agreement is part of wider licensing deal with US network Showtime.

Canal+ has agreed an exclusive licencing deal to air Showtime content in France with the US network's parent company CBS.

As part of the agreement, Canal+ will have the licencing rights to up to 10 current or upcoming Showtime programmes in France, including David Lynch's revival of Twin Peaks, which is set to screen at this year's Cannes Film Festival.

Included in the deal is drama Billions starring Paul Giamatti and Damian Lewis, as well as new show I'm Dying Up Here, which is executive produced by Jim Carrey.

The deal also gives Canal+ rights to show previous Showtime content, including shows such as Dexter, Nurse Jackie, Ray Donovan, The Affair and Californication. …

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