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Shudder renews ‘Last Drive-In’, announces summer special

Joe Bob will return.

Shudder announced it has renewed the 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 14, at 9pm ET/6pm PT.  Shudder is also planning several Last Drive-In specials for later this year and next year.

“I can’t believe it’s only been two years since that first marathon called The Last Drive-In,” said host Joe Bob Briggs. “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.”

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,” said Shudder General Manager Craig Engler. “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.”

In each episode, Briggs, the world’s foremost drive-in movie critic, presents an eclectic horror movie double feature, interrupting the films to expound upon their merits, histories and significance to genre cinema. 

Top Photo: Joe Bob Briggs. Courtesy: Shudder.

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