NBC will televise The Road to F9: Fast & Furious Fan Fest on Friday, Jan. 31, at 9 p.m. ET/PT. The hourlong special celebrates Universal Pictures’ upcoming ninth chapter in the Fast & Furious series and will feature the world premiere of the film’s much-awaited trailer.
Tyrese Gibson and Maria Menounos will host. Global superstars Cardi B, Wiz Khalifa & Charlie Puth, Ozuna and Ludacris are set to perform. The performances are part of a Fan Festival taking place in Miami on January 31 to celebrate the upcoming film. You can sign up to attend by clicking here.
There will be special appearances by franchise stars Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster and Nathalie Emmanuel, as well as newcomer to the Fast & Furious family, John Cena, and director Justin Lin.
Universal Pictures will open the anticipated ninth installment in theaters on May 22, 2020. Justin Lin is directing both the ninth installment and the 10th film, which is coming to theaters on April 2, 2021.
The Fast & Furious 9 cast includes Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Nathalie Emmanuel, Anna Sawai, John Cena, Charlize Theron, Michael Rooker and Dame Helen Mirren.
Dan Casey wrote the screenplay from a story by Lin. Diesel is producing through his One Race Films and Lin for Perfect Storm Entertainment.
The Fast and Furious franchise is the ninth highest-grossing film franchise of all time, with $5.89 billion earned through nine films, including the spinoff Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw. Hobbs & Shaw grossed $759 million at the worldwide box office earlier this year, with $173.8 million coming from North America and $585.1 million from international markets.