Shudder, AMC Networks’ premium streaming service for horror, has announced the renewal for its hit original series The Last Drive-In with Joe Bob Briggs for a third season. The third season is scheduled to air in 2021 but that isn’t even the best part. Shudder also announced a special “summer sleepover” double feature to be released this August! The special was pre-taped prior to quarantine limitations created by COVID-19. This summer special at the drive-in will feature a visit to the trailer park from horror filmmaker Adam Green along with other surprise guests. Mark your calendars now, this special episode will premiere on Friday, August 14, at 9pm ET/6pm PT.
The Last Drive-In has proven very successful for the Shudder network. Each live episode that is released on Friday nights is met with the show trending in the Top 10 on Twitter. In each episode, host Joe Bob Briggs presents a horror double feature. Each episode is an eclectic mix of the genre’s quirkiest offerings. He makes sure to pause the film when appropriate and educates the audience on the film’s historical significance to this comprehensive genre. To give the series an even more personal/classic double feature feel, The Last Drive-In premieres on Shudder’s live feed prior to being made available On Demand. This creates a sense of community and you are instantly transported to a classic drive-in ready to voraciously consume the dual features offered for the night.
“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.”
In addition to the summer special, Shudder is also planning several Last Drive-In specials for later this year and next year, with details to be announced later. So there is plenty to look forward to on the Shudder network! What better way to social distance than a nostalgically formatted horror double feature? You could even watch in your car if you want the full experience!