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Shudder Renews The Last Drive-In with Joe Bob Briggs For Fourth Season

June 24, 2021 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas

The Last Drive-In with Joe Bob Briggs will be back to spotlight more horror gems, with Shudder renewing the fan-favorite series. Shudder announced on Thursday that the original series has been renewed for season four, which aill air in 2022. The announcement noted that there will also be additional specials that premiere later this year.

“I’m extremely excited to do another season of The Last Drive-In, especially since the family we’ve built up around the show keeps growing. In all my years of writing and performing, I’ve never felt so close to an audience. It’s like having friends in every town who really mean it when they say, ‘Stop by’!,” said Joe Bob Briggs.

“The Last Drive-In is unlike any other show on TV or streaming, where fans watch together for five hours every Friday night to see what movies Joe Bob Briggs will be showing and hear what he, Darcy and their special guests will have to say about them. We’re thrilled to bring The Last Drive-In back for another season and can’t wait to see what movies and guests Joe Bob will come up with next,” said Shudder General Manager Craig Engler.

The series has been a big success for Shudder, with the third season having concluded earlier this month. Episodes have trended nationally on Twitter each Friday night when they air, and the episodes have remained available via Shudder VOD after.

The series is described as follows:

On The Last Drive-In, Briggs, the world’s foremost drive-in movie critic hosts eclectic horror movie double features, talking about their merits, histories and significance to genre cinema. The recently concluded third season featured new, in-depth interviews with film icons Bruce Campbell, Jeffrey Combs, Eli Roth and Roger Corman, among others. Shudder and Briggs first teamed up in July 2018, for the 24-hour marathon intended to be Briggs’ final farewell to televised movie hosting. After the special turned out to be an unprecedented hit, Shudder brought The Last Drive-In back as a weekly series and for multiple holiday specials.