Chapter Select Season 4 is The Fast and the Furious

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Welcome to Chapter Select Season Four!

Chapter Select Season 4 will be The Fast and the Furious. Logan has never been a part of the Fast Family, while Max has been riding with the crew since the Miami days. Grab a Corona, order up a tuna fish sandwich, and buckle up as we explore this legendary series.

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As for this season’s slate of episodes, we are mixing up our usual formula. We are going to watch the series in chronological order. This is the order we have for Season 4:

  • Episode 1 – The Fast and the Furious (2001), releasing on August 24, 2022.
  • Episode 2 – 2 Fast 2 Furious (2003), releasing on September 7, 2022.
  • Episode 3 – Fast and Furious (2009), releasing September 21, 2022.
  • Episode 4 – Fast Five (2011), releasing October 5, 2022.
  • Episode 5 – Fast & Furious 6 (2013), releasing on October 19 with special guest Mario Rivera.
  • Episode 6 – The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006), releasing on November 2, 2022 with special guest Michael Ruiz.
  • Episode 7 – Furious 7 (2015), releasing on November 16, 2022 with special guest Ricky Frech.
  • Episode 8 – The Fate of the Furious (2017), releasing on November 30, 2022.
  • Episode 9 – Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019), releasing on December 14, 2022.
  • Episode 10 – F9 (2021), releasing on December 28, 2022.

Watching these movies with Logan has been something I’ve wanted to do for years. When I began working on what would become Chapter Select, I knew I wanted other forms of media to be explored. Movies were an obvious realm to explore—they were even apart of the concept art for the show. Tackling Fast & Furious now is also allowing us to produce a bigger and better Season 5 focusing on Resident Evil.

The art for this season felt like the opposite of last season. The idea came to me early on in the concept stage. Hot Wheels and Fast & Furious are a match made in marketing heaven. The only barrier was the cost, but that wall fell down fairly quickly when I realized how much I loved the idea. I’ll definitely be sharing the behind-the-scenes for the whole creative process in this season’s Looking Back post at the end.

Everyone buckle up for Season 4: The Fast and the Furious! The first episode will be launching next Wednesday – August 24, 2022 – with new episodes following in a fortnightly manner. Subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts! 

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Announcing Chapter Select Seasons 4 and 5

There’s a first time for everything, right? I wanted to experiment with announcing the season topic well in advance for Season 4. As we ironed out the next few seasons, we ended up with a pairing in Season 4 and 5 that compliment each other quite well. So why not announce them both at the same time?

Season 4 is The Fast & The Furious

Yes. We are branching outside of video games. That’s actually been a goal from the show’s inception. And the first film series I wanted to do it with was The Fast & The Furious.

Logan has never seen these movies, outside of the first one, which he watched for the first time last year. I have been watching them since my aunt rented 2 Fast 2 Furious from Blockbuster in 2003. I have always wanted to share these movies with Logan. It’s going to be great.

I wanted the season to be a true bouncing back and forth, but Logan wasn’t into the idea of narrative whiplash.1 Instead, we are watching the movies in chronological order. Logan is very curious why Tokyo Drift is the fifth movie in this order.

We have three guests lined up for the season so far, but would love more. If you are interested, shoot me a message on Twitter.

The beauty besides Logan’s introduction to the Fast Family is the time commitment. Movies are (generally) much shorter than games. According to reddit, the total runtime of the entire franchise is just over 21 hours. That’s the length of one Paper Mario game. Saving all this time is allowing us to work on an ambitious, longer Season 5 for you all in the front half of 2023.

Season 5 is Resident Evil

It feels like there is no better time to make a season on Resident Evil than right now. RE4 Remake is out in March 2023, three games just got next-gen patches for free, Resident Evil Village is getting a third-person mode and DLC in October 2022. We are in a golden age for the franchise.

Logan has been a fan since playing them on GameCube. My introduction to the series didn’t happen until Resident Evil VII in VR. I’ve played others in chunks or in whacky orders. Speaking of which…

This season’s order is also not a traditional bouncing back and forth. Logan and I cooked up a special order given his knowledge of the lore and the versions we anticipate on playing.

  • Resident Evil (Based off 2002 GameCube remake)
  • Resident Evil VII: Biohazard (2017)
  • Resident Evil 0 (2002)
  • Resident Evil 2 Remake (2019)
  • Resident Evil: Code Veronica (2000, PS2 Version)
  • Resident Evil 3 Remake (2020)
  • Resident Evil 4 (2004)
  • Resident Evil Village (2021)
  • Resident Evil 5 (2009)
  • Resident Evil 6 (2012)
  • Resident Evil 4 Remake (2023)

I included the years of release to help paint the picture we want to present. We are bouncing back and forth through the years, versions, and remakes. We paired RE1 and RE7 for their similarities, according to Logan. We then have this Raccoon City chunk with RE0 through RE3R. Then its the modern-ish era of Resident Evil to round out the season. Placing the remakes throughout with the modern PS4/Xbox re-releases of the older games should give us interesting discussion with controls, design, etc.

We don’t have premiere dates locked in on the calendar yet. When these seasons are ready to premiere, you’ll find trailers in the podcast feed and posts here at Max Frequency. If you are interested in playing (or watching!) one of these titles with us for an episode, send me a message on Twitter and we can try to make it work.

Our best work is ahead of us and I cannot wait to share it with you all.

1. I think there are some interesting pairings when bouncing back and forth.