The COVID-19 Pandemic has shut down most if not all the entire entertainment business through 2020. However, one of the standards of the pandemic was Friday nights with Joe Bob and Darcy and season 2 of The Last Drive-In. The duo is set to return as Shudder announced on Tuesday that it has renewed its hit original series The Last Drive-In with Joe Bob Briggs for a third season to air in 2021.
The service also announced a special “summer sleepover” double feature pre-taped prior to quarantine that will feature a visit to the trailer park from horror filmmaker Adam Green along with other surprise guests. The special episode will premiere on Friday, August 14th, at 9pm ET/6pm PT. Shudder is also planning several Last Drive-In specials for later this year and next year, with details to be announced later. Joe Bob stated,
“I can’t believe it’s only been two years since that first marathon called The Last Drive-In,”
“To have a third season, and continue to experience the love and encouragement that daily pours out of the Shudder community, is more than I could ever have hoped for. It’s been a very difficult year for all of us, but I hope we can continue to be a little oasis where people come to celebrate holidays and weekends and that special family feeling that only horror fans know.”
Shudder General Manager Craig Engler added,
“The Last Drive-In continues to be a great success story for Shudder, trending in the Top 10 on Twitter during each live Friday night episode, and also driving tremendous on-demand viewing,”
“We’re delighted to bring Joe Bob back for a third season, and we’re also planning some incredibly fun specials that we’ll announce down the road.”
The Last Drive-In with Joe Bob Briggs is produced by Matt Manjourides and Justin Martell and directed by Austin Jennings.