If you’re one of those big-time fans of the original Friends show, then you’re in luck because they’re getting back together for a special TV appearance.
Fans were thrown into a frenzy when reports about the Friends cast reuniting were confirmed by HBO. According to the streaming platform, the cast of Friends will reunite for a special that will be aired on HBO Max which is set to premiere in May.
All six stars of the NBC sitcom, which aired for ten seasons between 1994-2004, will return for the special. The actor Matthew Perry announced the news on Instagram with two words: “It’s happening.”
The reunion will be unscripted and is set to feature the series’ creators, David Crane and Martha Kauffman, as well as the actors Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry and David Schwimmer. It will be taped in Stage 24 of the infamous Warner Bros lot in Burbank, where Friends filmed its entire run.
Friends making a come back as a TV special on HBO Max
Kevin Reilly, the chief content officer at HBO Max, told the Hollywood Reporter he was thrilled to have seen the show “catch on with viewers generation after generation. It taps into an era when friends – and audiences – gathered together in real-time and we think this reunion special will capture that spirit, uniting original and new fans.”
There had been a flurry of media reports about a potential reunion since Aniston hinted last year that something might be underway.
Aniston spoke to the talk show host Ellen DeGeneres about a possible new Friends project, saying: “We would love for there to be something, but we don’t know what that something is. So we’re just trying. We’re working on something.”
The news about the reunion has received mixed reactions from fans and critics alike. Well, we can only wait to see what comes of it and hope it rekindles the memories of a show that has since been a cult classic for many.
Author: Allan Bangirana
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