Shudder has announced that they’ve renewed The Last Drive-In with Joe Bob Briggs for a supersized sixth season that will make sure Joe Bob is an even more consistent presence on the streaming service throughout the year! The legendary drive-in critic and movie host will be presenting more than thirty different films over the course of this season – and a press release notes that the recent The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon and the two specials Joe Bob will be hosting next month (a screening of John Carpenter’s Halloween on October 10th and the Joe Bob’s Helloween special on October 20th) technically count as part of this new season. There will be a holiday special in December and a Valentine’s Day special in February, then The Last Drive-In with Joe Bob Briggs season 6 will really get rolling in March of 2024.
This new season will be taking a different approach. Episodes will air every other Friday night, and instead of the usual double features Joe Bob will be presenting “single titles and surprises”. Single titles every other Friday is how Shudder intends to spread the episodes out over a longer period of the year. So it’s not quite what we’re used to, but more Joe Bob is always a wonderful thing.
On The Last Drive-In, the world’s foremost drive-in movie critic hosts eclectic horror movies, talking about their merits, histories and significance to genre cinema.
Deadline notes that The Last Drive-In with Joe Bob Briggs, which was previously filmed in Texas and then New Jersey, is now set up at the Senoia, Georgia studios where the Walking Dead shows have been filmed, and this location gives Joe Bob access to a backlot for the first time.
Joe Bob provided the following statement: “As everyone knows, you should never invite me into your home, because I always show up. Shudder has graciously invited me to stick around for a sixth year, and I intend to use that kindness to haunt your phones, laptops and big-screen TVs with the most ghastly examples of perversity in the history of cinema. Plus a few old jokes and some celebrity guests who will still return our phone calls. Put it all together and it spells PARTAY.“
Courtney Thomasma of Shudder owner AMC Networks said, “We’re delighted to bring Joe Bob, Darcy and the rest of The Last Drive-In Team back for our biggest season yet of crazy, scary and crazy-scary movies and specials, with the most entertaining commentary on TV. Joe Bob will be hosting more movie nights than any previous season and we can’t wait to continue the Friday night party with our Shudder family.“
The Last Drive-In with Joe Bob Briggs is produced by Matt Manjourides and Justin Martell and directed by Austin Jennings.
Are you a fan of The Last Drive-In with Joe Bob Briggs, and are you glad to hear it has been renewed for another season? How does the new format (single titles every other Friday) sound to you? Let us know by leaving a comment below.