Shudder, AMC Networks’ premium streaming service for horror, announced that The Last Drive-In with Joe Bob Briggs, has been renewed for Season 2. After premiering on March 2019, The Last Drive-In series has featured films spanning five decades, encompassing everything from classics to obscurities and foreign cult offerings.
As we previously mentioned, The Last Drive-In series offers an eclectic pairing of films, with selections ranging across five decades and running the gamut from horror classics to obscurities and foreign cult favorites. From time to time, special surprise guests will drop in on Joe Bob and Darcy the Mail Girl. The Last Drive-In with Joe Bob Briggs series is produced by Matt Manjourides and Justin Martell and directed by Austin Jennings.
Here are 5 reasons why we’re excited for Season 2 of The Last Drive-In with Joe Bob Briggs:
5) Never Too Much!
Shudder General Manager Craig Engler admits, “From our first marathon and subsequent specials in 2018, through this year’s series, Shudder members have been loud and clear, we can never have too much Joe Bob.”
4) The Horror Fans!
Briggs adds, “The main reason I’m coming back to do another season is that this community of horror fans is greater than the sum of its parts, and it’s about something larger than horror. Don’t ask me what that thing is, but it’s a source of great joy to me.”
3) There’s A Formula!
Every episode of The Last Drive-In premieres on Shudder’s live feed before being made available on demand. The show’s hashtag, #TheLastDriveIn, has trended on Twitter during each of the first eight episodes as fans experience the show together in real time. The sophomore season will continue these live, weekly double features when the series returns.
2) The Guests!
Guests have even visited Briggs’ Texas trailer park. The iconic Barbara Crampton (Re-Animator) and Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer’s director, John McNaughton, paid a visit to the show.
1) Never Say Goodbye!
Shudder and Briggs first teamed up in July 2018, for the 24-hour The Last Drive-In marathon, which was intended to be Briggs’ final farewell to televised movie hosting. After overwhelming popular demand, Shudder brought Briggs back for two specials later in the year, Thanksgiving’s Dinners of Death and December’s A Very Joe Bob Christmas.
The Last Drive-In with Joe Bob Briggs will return for its second season on Shudder.