The first two seasons of Twin Peaks, which had been streaming on Netflix in the U.S. since 2011, officially left the streamer in July 2021. But fans who haven’t finished watching them don’t need to worry, as seasons 1 and 2 of the mystery drama series are available to watch on a number of online platforms in the country.
Where to watch Twin Peaks
Twin Peaks seasons 1 and 2, which originally aired on ABC from 1990 to 1991, are currently streaming on Paramount+. If you haven’t subscribed to the streamer before, signing up for the service comes with a free 7-day trial.
The first season of Twin Peaks has eight episodes, while the second one has a total of 22 episodes. If you plan on binge-watching both seasons, then the one-week trial should be enough for you to finish them. Once the trial ends, Paramount+ will cost you at least $4.99 monthly. But there’s nothing to worry about because the service allows the cancellation of plans anytime.
Fans can also stream both seasons on Amazon Prime Video if they are subscribed to either Paramount+ on Amazon for $9.99 per month or Showtime on Amazon for $10.99 per month. Both plans come with 7-day free trials.
Looking for other options, both the freshman and sophomore runs of Twin Peaks are also available to stream on the Paramount+ Roku Premium Channel, which costs at least $4.99 per month after the 7-day free trial.
Is Twin Peaks on Hulu?
Season 1 and season 2 of Twin Peaks used to stream on Hulu. But as of January 2023, both seasons of the mystery serial drama are not part of the Hulu library.
Twin Peaks season 3, on the other hand, is available to stream on the platform if you have the Showtime channel added to your Hulu plan.
If you don’t have a Hulu subscription yet? Sign up for the platform and add Showtime to the plan of your choice to receive a 7-day free trial to test out the service. The trial period should be enough to watch the entire 18-episode season 3 of Twin Peaks. Just remember that if you don’t cancel your subscription before the trial ends, Showtime on Hulu will cost $10.99 a month in addition to Hulu’s monthly plan, which starts at $6.99 per month.
The third season of the series, titled Twin Peaks: The Return, debuted on Showtime in 2017 — 26 years after the season 2 finale.
Is Twin Peaks on HBO Max?
The three seasons of Twin Peaks are not streaming on HBO Max. But the platform is one of the streaming homes for the 1992 film Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me, which serves as a prequel to the original run of the TV series.
Fans can also watch the movie on Amazon Prime Video if they have the HBO Max channel added to their plan. The channel is currently offering a 7-day free trial, giving you enough time to watch the film for free. After your trial ends, the subscription price goes to $15.99 per month, which will be billed through Amazon. But the good thing is you can cancel anytime.
The movie is also streaming on The Criterion Channel, which offers a 14-day free trial. After the trial ends, the subscription fee goes to $10.99 per month or $99.99 per year.
While it’s possible that all TV episodes of Twin Peaks could live on the same streamer at some point in the future, the Twin Peaks feature film was produced by New Line Cinema, so it would be hard for the entire franchise to be in one place at the same time.
How many Twin Peaks movies are there?
Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me is currently the only Twin Peaks movie. Released in 1992, the David Lynch-directed movie revolves around the investigation into the murder of Teresa Banks (Pamela Gidley) and the last seven days in the life of homecoming queen Laura Palmer (Sheryl Lee), a popular high school student in the fictional Washington town of Twin Peaks.
The film was supposed to be followed by two sequels, but after it bombed at the box office — only grossing $4.18 million worldwide against a $10 million budget — the two planned follow-ups were canceled. But in 2014, Twin Peaks: The Missing Pieces, a feature-length compilation of deleted and extended scenes from the prequel movie, was released.
Which Twin Peaks to watch first?
Whether you’re a longtime fan or a newbie to the franchise, the most recommended way to watch or re-watch Twin Peaks is to watch it all in the order it was released: season 1 and season 2, followed by the prequel film, and lastly, season 3, a.k.a. Twin Peaks: The Return.
About Twin Peaks
Created by Mark Frost and David Lynch, the first season of Twin Peaks follows FBI Special Agent Dale Cooper (Kyle MacLachlan) and local Sheriff Harry S. Truman (Michael Ontkean) as they investigate the murder of homecoming queen Laura Palmer (Sheryl Lee) in the fictional town of Twin Peaks, Washington. Though the show’s narrative draws on elements of detective fiction, it pays homage to American soap operas and horror tropes through its uncanny tone, supernatural elements, and campy, melodramatic portrayal of eccentric characters.
For many fans, Twin Peaks has the same vibes as Twilight Zone and The X-Files.
On this day in 1989, David Lynch and Mark Frost started shooting #TwinPeaks. Little did they know about #TheReturn in 2017! pic.twitter.com/JfDdKVLQS0
— Welcome to Twin Peaks (@ThatsOurWaldo) February 22, 2017