Twin Peaks officially leaves Netflix – Here’s where you can watch it now

Twin Peaks is no longer streaming on Netflix

A scene from Twin Peaks

The first and second seasons of Twin Peaks, which had been streaming on Netflix in the United States 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 streaming platforms in the country.

Can you watch Twin Peaks on Netflix?

Even though you can access Netflix, you can’t watch Twin Peaks on the streaming service. As mentioned above, Twin Peaks used to be available on Netflix U.S. but ultimately left the platform in 2021. The series was also previously available on Netflix Brazil, but it was removed from the streamer in June 2021. Unfortunately, as of July 2023, Twin Peaks is not available on Netflix in any country.

Where to stream Twin Peaks season 1 and season 2 in 2023?

Originally aired on ABC from April 1990 to June 1991, Twin Peaks seasons one and two are available on Paramount Plus. 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 Plus will cost you at least USD 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 Plus on Amazon for USD 9.99 per month or Showtime on Amazon for USD 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 Plus Roku Premium Channel, which costs at least USD 4.99 per month after the 7-day free trial.

How to use a VPN to watch Twin Peaks from anywhere?

If you’re in Canada or any different country where Twin Peaks is not available for streaming, you can watch Twin Peaks with a VPN (virtual private network), which enables you to bypass geoblocks. Some of the best VPNs out there include ExpressVPN and NordVPN. With NordVPN or ExpressVPN’s technology, you can connect to a U.S. server that will give you a U.S. IP address, which will allow you to access Paramount Plus U.S. and watch Twin Peaks.

Aside from using VPNs, you also have the option to buy digital copies of Twin Peaks on Apple TV, Amazon Video, Google Play, and Vudu.

A scene from Twin Peaks season 1
A scene from Twin Peaks season 1

Is Twin Peaks on Hulu?

Seasons one and two of Twin Peaks are not available on Hulu. The first two seasons of the series used to stream on Hulu, but as of January 2023, both seasons of the mystery serial drama are no longer part of the Hulu library.

Twin Peaks season 3, a.k.a. Twin Peaks: The Return or Twin Peaks: A Limited Event Series, was once available for streaming on Hulu for those who have the Showtime channel added to their Hulu plan. But as of July 2023, you can no longer access the show on Hulu.

Where to watch season 3 of Twin Peaks online?

Season three of the series, titled Twin Peaks: The Return, debuted on Showtime in 2017 — 26 years after the season 2 finale. Featuring new mysteries, the season is currently available on Showtime Amazon Channel, Paramount Plus Amazon Channel, Paramount Plus Roku Premium Channel, Showtime Roku Premium Channel, Paramount Plus with Showtime, Paramount Plus Apple TV Channel, Fubo, and Spectrum on Demand, as of July 2023.

Naomi Watts and Kyle MacLachlan in Twin Peaks: The Return
Naomi Watts and Kyle MacLachlan in Twin Peaks: The Return

Is Twin Peaks on HBO Max?

You won’t be able to watch Twin Peaks on HBO Max (now called Max), as all 3 seasons of the series are not part of the streamer’s library. But Max is one of the streaming homes for the must-watch 1992 film Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me, which serves as a prequel to the original run of the TV series.

You can also watch the movie on Amazon Prime Video if you have the HBO Max channel added to your 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 USD 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 USD 10.99 per month or USD 99.99 per year.

Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me 1992 Trailer HD | David Lynch

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 to watch Twin Peaks for free?

There are a few ways to watch Twin Peaks for free.

  • Free trials: Some streaming services offer free trials that allow you to watch Twin Peaks for free for a limited time. For example, as mentioned above, Paramount Plus offers a free 7-day trial.
  • Public libraries: Many public libraries offer free streaming of TV shows and movies, including Twin Peaks. You can check your local library’s website to see if they offer Twin Peaks.
  • Free streaming sites: You can use a free streaming site to watch thatTwin Peaks. However, these sites are often unreliable and may contain malware.
  • Torrenting: You can also download Twin Peaks through torrenting. However, torrenting is illegal in some countries.

It is important to note that watching Twin Peaks for free through illegal means is not recommended. These methods can be risky and may expose you to malware or other problems. It is always best to watch Twin Peaks through a legal and reliable method.

How many Twin Peaks movies are there?

Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me is currently the only Twin Peaks movie. Released in 1992, David Lynch’s murder mystery movie revolves around the investigation into the death 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 small town of Twin Peaks.

Laura Palmer, the homecoming queen in Twin Peaks
Laura Palmer, the homecoming queen in 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.

The Missing Pieces Preview - Just a part of the TWIN PEAKS -- THE ENTIRE MYSTERY Blu-ray

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), along with local Sheriff Harry S. Truman (Michael Ontkean), as he investigates the murder of homecoming queen Laura Palmer (Sheryl Lee) in the small northwestern town of Twin Peaks. It is located in the fictional county of Snohomish, Washington, which is known for its logging industry, its beauty, and its dark secrets.

As FBI Agent Cooper tries to find out who killed Laura Palmer, he becomes enmeshed with the town’s mysterious residents and uncovers a web of mystery that ultimately leads him deep into the heart of the surrounding woodland and his very own soul.

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.

Who is the Homecoming Queen Laura Palmer in Twin Peaks?

Laura Palmer is a fictional character in the television series Twin Peaks and its 2017 revival. She is also the main protagonist of the prequel film, Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me.

Laura serves as a central figure in the storyline of the mystery franchise. Portrayed by Sheryl Lee, Laura is a high school student from the small town of Twin Peaks, Washington. She is the homecoming queen, the daughter of a successful businessman, and the girlfriend of a popular athlete. However, Laura’s life is not as perfect as it seems. She is secretly a drug addict and a victim of child sexual abuse.

Her murder serves as the catalyst for the events that unfold throughout the series. As the series progresses, it is revealed that Laura had a dark and troubled life, involving secrets, relationships, and connections to various characters in Twin Peaks. Her character represents the hidden darkness lurking beneath the surface of the seemingly idyllic town.

Laura’s character has been praised by critics and fans alike. She is seen as a complex and sympathetic character, and her story is one of the most compelling in television history.

The ensemble cast of Twin Peaks

In addition to Kyle MacLachlan, Michael Ontkean, and Sheryl Lee, the Twin Peaks TV series also starred Mädchen Amick as Shelly Johnson, Dana Ashbrook as Bobby Briggs, Richard Beymer as Ben Horne, Lara Flynn Boyle as Donna Hayward, Sherilyn Fenn as Audrey Horne, Warren Frost as Doc Hayward, Peggy Lipton as Norma Jennings, and James Marshall as James Hurley.

The cast also included Everett McGill as Ed Hurley, Jack Nance as Pete Martell, Ray Wise as Leland Palmer, Joan Chen as Jocelyn “Josie” Packard, Piper Laurie as Catherine Martell, Kimmy Robertson as Lucy Moran, Eric Da Re as Leo Johnson, Harry Goaz as Deputy Sheriff Andy Brennan, and Kenneth Welsh as Windom Earle, among many others.

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