What's Explains The Long-term Success Of Fast & Furious : Consider This from NPR What's behind the 20-year success of the Fast & Furious franchise? Casting, storytelling and reinvention. NPR's Linda Holmes — who wrote an owner's manual to the franchise — explains.

Linda is one of the hosts of NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour. Find their episode about F9 on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or Pocket Casts.

F9 premiered overseas last month while waiting for pandemic-shuttered cinemas to open in the U.S., where it's supposed to restart the Hollywood blockbuster. NPR's Bob Mondello has more in his review of the film.

In participating regions, you'll also hear a local news segment that will help you make sense of what's going on in your community.

Email us at considerthis@npr.org.

What Hollywood Could Learn From The 20-Year Success Of 'Fast & Furious'

What Hollywood Could Learn From The 20-Year Success Of 'Fast & Furious'

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Letty (Michelle Rodriguez) and Dom (Vin Diesel) are still together in F9, 20 years after the franchise began. Giles Keyte/Universal Pictures hide caption

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Letty (Michelle Rodriguez) and Dom (Vin Diesel) are still together in F9, 20 years after the franchise began.

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What's behind the 20-year success of the Fast & Furious franchise? Casting, storytelling and reinvention. NPR's Linda Holmes — who wrote an owner's manual to the franchise — explains.

Linda is one of the hosts of NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour. Find their episode about F9 on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or Pocket Casts.

F9 premiered overseas last month while waiting for pandemic-shuttered cinemas to open in the U.S., where it's supposed to restart the Hollywood blockbuster. NPR's Bob Mondello has more in his review of the film.

In participating regions, you'll also hear a local news segment that will help you make sense of what's going on in your community.

Email us at considerthis@npr.org.

This episode was produced by Lee Hale, Brent Baughman, Vincent Acovino, and Bilal Qureshi. It was edited by Sami Yenigun and Christopher Intagliata with help from Wynne Davis. Our executive producer is Cara Tallo.