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

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.

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