Italian Twin Peaks fans were treated to their Double R Diner damn fine cups of coffee (they are the best) and cherry pie a little early.
Deadline reports Italian network Sky Italia accidentally posted the first two episodes of Showtime’s Twin Peaks revival ahead of schedule. Sky Italia was supposed to air the episodes at 3 a.m. CET on Monday, set to coincide with the Twin Peaks premiere in the U.S. Instead, the first two episodes appeared on Sky Italia’s streaming platforms, Now TV and Sky on Demand, at around 6 a.m. local time Sunday. The episodes sat online for six hours before eventually being taken down, giving ample time for Italian fans to check in on the the state of Agent Cooper and the rest of the Twin Peaks crew.
Episodes leaking online isn’t new, with Sky Italia even making a similar mistake just last year when they made the finale of MasterChef Italy available on demand ahead of its airing, revealing the winner. Though that may be, with a cult series as popular and centered in fan theory as Twin Peaks is, it is extraordinarily important that nothing about the show’s mysteries gets spoiled too soon. Works like Lynch and Frost’s thrive on active engagement and a rabid community parsing out the secrets of the Black Lodge and Laura Palmer. In this day in age it is way too easy for some unkind people to spoil plot points early, but hopefully Bob won’t end up possessing any internet commenters.
The third season of David Lynch and Mark Frost’s cult phenomenon Twin Peaks returned for its first two episodes tonight. Parts 3 & 4 are currently available to stream for Showtime subscribers, and will air at 9 p.m. ET/PT next Sunday, May 28th.