‘Twin Peaks’: Original Episodes Coming to Showtime Ahead of Revival

     November 21, 2016


It’s almost time to return to Twin Peaks with a new revival/sequel series coming next year from Showtime. But if you haven’t been inducted into the (David) Lynch mob, the network is bringing all episodes of the original Twink Peaks to you for binge-watching purposes.

According to a press release, all episodes of the original run will be available on the Showtime streaming service, Showtime On Demand, and Showtime Anytime beginning December 26th. That way, you’ll also have something to do while recuperating from Christmas Day meals. There’s mystery, intrigue, supernatural elements, but the show isn’t for everyone. This’ll be a good opportunity to get a feel for what’s in store in case you want to make this your new obsession.

Lynch and Mark Frost created the original drama, which follows Special Agent Dale Cooper (Kyle MacLachlan) of the FBI who investigates the murder of homecoming queen Laura Palmer (Sheryl Lee) in the titular, fictional town. The case soon turned into a dark self-examination for the town and its inhabitants. Ray Wise, Alicia Witt, Warren Frost, Dana Ashbrook, Sherilyn Fenn, and David Duchovny also featured among the expansive cast, and they’ll return for the revival series, as well.

In addition, Showtime is also offering subscribers Blue Velvet, Lynch’s fourth feature film that he also wrote. It also featured MacLachlan, this time opposite Isabella Rossellini, in a story about a lounge singer involved with psychopathic criminals who kidnapped her kid.

The new Twin Peaks picks up 25 years after the original series, and features quite the immense cast, including James Belushi, Chrysta Bell, Robert Knepper, Michael Cera, Eddie Vedder, Amanda Seyfried, Tom Sizemore, Balthazar Getty, Naomi Watts, and Laura Dern. A release date hasn’t been announced as of yet, as are plot details, but we can expect it in the early part of 2017.


Image via Twin Peaks Productions/Showtime