CBS CONSUMER PRODUCTS AND SHOWTIME® BRING TWIN PEAKS TO RETAIL WITH EXCLUSIVE HOT TOPIC & BOXLUNCH COLLABORATION
Additional Licensees Sign On to Include Accessories, Collectibles, Skateboards and Stationery Rollout For Eagerly Anticipated SHOWTIME® Premiere on May 21
NEW YORK – May 12, 2017 –CBS Consumer Products and SHOWTIME® are partnering with retailers Hot Topic and BoxLunch to embrace the mystery of Twin Peaks at retail with an exclusive collaboration that will usher in the eagerly anticipated return of the classic series to Showtime® on Sunday, May 21, at 9 p.m. ET/PT. The collaboration will feature a wide array of Twin Peaks merchandise, including collectibles, accessories, and exclusive apparel.
To launch the line, Hot Topic will shine a spotlight on Twin Peaks apparel and figures. The apparel line includes exclusive women’s dresses, t-shirts and accessories that translate iconic imagery from the series into wearable fashion pieces. Funko figures of fans’ favorite characters such as Agent Cooper and The Log Lady will also be available. Additionally, fans will receive a Twin Peaks pin set with any $20 Twin Peaks purchase at Hot Topic or hottopic.com, while supplies last.
On May 20, Hot Topic’s Hollywood & Highland location in Los Angeles will feature a special in-store event from 12-3 pm to celebrate the return of Twin Peaks to SHOWTIME. Fans will enjoy a photo booth installation featuring the Black Lodge and Twin Peaks-themed treats. Attendees will receive a Twin Peaks Great Northern Hotel Key Chain with any $20 Twin Peaks purchase – exclusively at the Hot Topic Hollywood & Highland event, while supplies last. To find out more visit http://hottopic.me/twinpeaksevent. Hot Topic will also promote the show in stores and through its social media channels.
The program will also extend into BoxLunch stores nationwide with Twin Peaks in-store displays featuring the apparel, figures, stationery and more. Highlights from the assortment include BoxLunch-only product such as the Good Coffee Apron that takes styling cues from the Double R Diner’s work uniform and an exclusive jewelry capsule that is inspired by key moments from the series.
“The love for Twin Peaks is as strong now as it was when the show first debuted in 1990,” said Veronica Hart, senior vice president of CBS Consumer Products. “We’re excited to collaborate with Hot Topic and BoxLunch to help them showcase a stylish fashion line and new collectibles as fans gear up for the new series.”
Twin Peaks fans will also be able to express their fandom with new collections from top apparel, accessory and collectible licensees. Fifth Sun and Trevco will introduce apparel and accessories programs this month while Habitat Skateboards, known for its cool, graphic skateboard designs, has unveiled a collection of Twin Peaks decks, t-shirts, and accessories. Rock Love is launching a collection of high-end Twin Peaks jewelry, while Just Funky will debut other giftware items. Bif Bang Pow! will offer collectors tin totes and the famous Laura Palmer journal. Fans in the US can attend the Official Twin Peaks festival in Washington state. The new product lines join a robust lineup of apparel, accessories, home goods, collectibles and novelties available now at the online SHOWTIME store.
Directed entirely by David Lynch, the new SHOWTIME 18-part limited event series picks up 25 years after the inhabitants of a quaint northwestern town were stunned when their homecoming queen Laura Palmer was shockingly murdered. TWIN PEAKS is written and executive produced by series creators David Lynch and Mark Frost, and is executive produced by Sabrina S. Sutherland. For more information about TWIN PEAKS, go to: http://twinpeaksonshowtime.com, follow on @SHO_TwinPeaks and join the conversation using #TwinPeaks.
About CBS Consumer Products
CBS Consumer Products manages worldwide licensing and merchandising for a diverse slate of television brands and series from CBS, CBS Television Studios and CBS Television Distribution, as well as from the company's extensive library of titles, Showtime and CBS Films. Additionally, the group oversees online sales of programming merchandise. For more information, visit www.cbsconsumerproducts.com.
About Showtime Networks Inc.
Showtime Networks Inc. (SNI), a wholly-owned subsidiary of CBS Corporation, owns and operates the premium television networks SHOWTIME®, THE MOVIE CHANNEL™ and FLIX®, and also offers SHOWTIME ON DEMAND®, THE MOVIE CHANNEL™ ON DEMAND and FLIX ON DEMAND®, and the network's authentication service SHOWTIME ANYTIME®. Showtime Digital Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of SNI, operates the stand-alone streaming service SHOWTIME®. SHOWTIME is currently available to subscribers via cable, DBS and telco providers, and as a stand-alone streaming service through Apple®, Roku®, Amazon, Google and Samsung. Consumers can also subscribe to SHOWTIME via Hulu, YouTube TV, Sling TV, Sony PlayStation® Vue and Amazon Channels. SNI also manages Smithsonian Networks™, a joint venture between SNI and the Smithsonian Institution, which offers Smithsonian Channel™, and offers Smithsonian Earth™ through SN Digital LLC. SNI markets and distributes sports and entertainment events for exhibition to subscribers on a pay-per-view basis through SHOWTIME PPV®. For more information, go to www.SHO.com
About Hot Topic
Hot Topic, headquartered in City of Industry, CA, was the first retailer to make alternative apparel and accessories available at malls across the country. Today, Hot Topic is the fandom haven for guys and girls obsessed with music, fashion and all things pop culture. Founded in 1989, Hot Topic operates 696 stores in the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico and an online store at hottopic.com. For more information, visit hottopic.com and follow Hot Topic on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat.
BoxLunch is a specialty retailer offering a curated collection of licensed pop culture merchandise. With every $10 spent across the retailers’ themed product offering of apparel, accessories, home goods, gift and novelty, and collectibles BoxLunch will provide a meal to a person in need through its philanthropic partnerships. To join the movement and help in the fight against hunger visit BoxLunch in-store or online at www.boxlunch.com to learn more on how you can get involved in your local community. BoxLunch is headquartered in CA and currently operates over 50 stores throughout the US. For more information please visit our e-commerce website and Facebook or follow us on Twitter and Instagram