Twin Peaks: Showtime to stream both seasons
Showtime subscribers are in for an extra stocking stuffer this holiday season, as the network announced Monday it will make both seasons of David Lynch’s Twin Peaks available to stream later this year.
Beginning Dec. 26, fans will be able to watch the first two seasons of the quirky cult drama, which originally aired 30 episodes on ABC between 1990 and 1991, via the Showtime Streaming Service, Showtime On Demand, and Showtime Anytime.
The move comes several months ahead of the planned premiere of the channel’s Twin Peaks revival (directed entirely by Lynch), which picks up “25 years after the inhabitants of a quaint northwestern town were stunned when their homecoming queen Laura Palmer was shockingly murdered,” according to a press release.
Lynch and Mark Frost, who created and executive-produced the project, wrote the upcoming episodes, which where also produced by Sabrina S. Sutherland. New cast members include Naomi Watts, Laura Dern, Sky Ferreira, Michael Cera, and Jennifer Jason Leigh, who board the program alongside returning cast members Kyle MacLachlan, David Duchovny, Mädchen Amick, Peggy Lipton, and more.
In addition to adding Twin Peaks to its streaming library, Showtime is also offering Lynch’s noir drama Blue Velvet, which he wrote and directed, across its various platforms. The film was released in 1986, and stars MacLachlan, Dern, Isabella Rossellini, and Dennis Hopper.
Showtime is available via cable subscription, DBS and telco providers, as well as a digital streaming service through Apple, Roku, Amazon, Hulu, Sony PlayStation Vue, and Amazon Channels. Twin Peaks‘ revival season will air sometime in 2017.