The show that broke the internet over two years ago, The Last Drive-In With Joe Bob Briggs has been renewed for a third season through the (excellent) horror streaming app Shudder. In addition to that, they will also be doing a “summer sleepover” double feature on Aug. 14 with guests including Adam Green (Hatchet), according to the @shudder Instagram account.
The official date for the third season has yet to be announced, but it will be sometime in 2021.
The Last Drive-In live streams on the Shudder website and app every Friday when in season with two double feature films, introduced and commented on by host Joe Bob Briggs and mail girl Darcy Prince.
This past season we’ve seen some great flicks such as Chopping Mall, Maniac, Heathers, Deep Red, One Cut of the Dead, Exorcist III, Cannibal Holocaust, and awesome guests such as wrestler Chris Jericho. Significantly in the last season, Shudder’s team and Darcy the Mail Girl worked to secretly finish one of the only films Briggs has ever starred in, the abandoned Hogzilla.
Each week brings amazing new content, and the Shudder team behind it works to make some of the most interesting stylistic choices to add to the movie watching experience, such as recreating sequences from the film being shown.
The show is also unique as it airs live on Shudder, which is pretty much unheard of for a streaming service. This makes the show one of the only communal watching experiences that has yet to crop up for streaming services, with hundreds of Twitter users and Facebook groups getting to talk to each other about the show while it’s airing. It also gives them a chance to talk to Darcy, who is in charge of social media, while the show is playing as well.
The show began in 2018 with a 24-hour special that was meant to be the LAST drive-in for Joe Bob Briggs, but the overwhelming success of it (and the incident that “broke the internet”) led to it being adapted into a full series with two seasons plus holiday specials.
All of this, of course, played into the decision for renewal despite some of the controversies Briggs has faced in recent months particularly over his remarks toward and about certain marginalized groups.
Regardless, Briggs will be back for more in 2021. Let us know what you think about the renewal in the comments below!