Two-Hour Twin Peaks Premiere On May 21 Kicks Off 18 Hours Of “The Pure Heroin Version Of David Lynch”

After being in the air for over two years, with one major postponement, we finally have a premiere date for the new Twin Peaks!

At Showtime’s Executive Session during the 2017 TCA Winter Press Tour, CEO David Nevins revealed that the new series will debut Sunday, May 21st at 9 PM ET/PT.

The two-hour premiere will kick off 18 hours of what Nevins described as “the pure heroin version of David Lynch,” with the 3rd and 4th hour immediately available to Showtime subscribers after it airs.

We’re excited to announce the premiere date for the highly anticipated, new TWIN PEAKS. The 18-hour limited event series will debut with a two-hour premiere on Sunday, May 21 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. Immediately following the premiere, SHOWTIME subscribers will have access to the third and fourth hours, exclusively across the SHOWTIME streaming service, SHOWTIME ANYTIME and SHOWTIME ON DEMAND. In its second week, TWIN PEAKS will air the third and fourth hours back-to-back on the linear network, starting at 9 p.m. ET/PT, followed by one-hour episodes in subsequent weeks.

Written by Pieter Dom

Founder and curator of Welcome to Twin Peaks since 2011. Bobsessed since March 1991.


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  1. Since Showtime is a premium service, you need to wait several months after the final episode if you don’t subscribe. Only basic cable shows such as on FX or AMC can be purchased during a season. The ways to subcribe to Showtime without cable or satellite are the standalone streaming service or as an add on to services such as Amazon. Showtime as an add on to Amazon costs around $9 per month.

  2. Like a few others above I’m interested when the UK airing will be on Sky Atlantic, surely it can’t be long after the US date? Fingers crossed Sky Atlantic, make it the smallest gap possible between air dates compared to the US! If anyone find out please post 🙂