The Last Drive-In with Joe Bob Briggs is officially coming back for a season 2 at Shudder. The streaming service just made the announcement and horror fans are going to be pretty excited. The second season will be just like the first with Joe Bob Briggs, aka John Bloom, going through some long lost and forgotten horror movies and giving some one-of-a-kind commentary on what we're watching. Joe Bob Briggs is a horror legend and we're excited to have him back and bigger than ever.
Shudder servers crashed when Joe Bob Briggs came on to host a marathon for the horror streaming service last year. It became quite evident that there was a hardcore demand for more Briggs, so The Last Drive-In with Joe Bob Briggs was brought in. Now that the show is another success for the streaming platform, season 2 was a no-brainer. Shudder General Manager Craig Engler had this to say in a statement.
"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. We have read every tweet, every email, and every Facebook comment crying out for more. Message received. Joe Bob will be back."
John Bloom released a statement of his own on The Last Drive-In with Joe Bob Briggs season 2 announcement. The horror genre has seen a huge resurgence over the past few years and Joe Bob Briggs has already left his mark on the history of the genre. With that being said, he ain't done yet. He had this to say.
"It hasn't even been a full year since the 24-hour Last Drive-In marathon, but since then I've made thousands of new friends and reconnected with thousands of old ones. 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."
Joe Bob Briggs is happy to be back and especially happy to be back at Shudder. When he first heard that the servers fried during his marathon, he didn't see the positive aspects of it. Instead, he was bummed that some of his hardcore fans missed out on some of his favorite intros he had recorded. Shudder was later able to point out how well everything worked out. Briggs explains.
"I have no problem enjoying the movies, it's everybody else who gets as serious as cancer about them. My director, my producer, the executives at Shudder - they have actual meetings about what the movies are gonna be. I never had that luxury before. When I was doing Joe Bob's Drive-In Theater at The Movie Channel, and later MonsterVision at TNT, it was, 'Hey, here's a bunch of movies that nobody else at the network cares about.' It's been interesting to work with people who do exceedingly strange things like show up on the set and write memos and say the word 'branding' a lot."
Shudder seems to be the perfect place for The Last Drive-In with Joe Bob Briggs. They seem like they are genuine horror fans who are out to spread the gospel in the best way possible. Bringing back Joe Bob Briggs was a really wise decision. There is no release date set for The Last Drive-In with Joe Bob Briggs season 2 at this time. You can check out the official announcement below, thanks to the Shudder Twitter account.