That ‘Friends’ reunion is finally happening-ish.
It’s was reported that the entire cast of hit 90’s sitcom Friends were all getting back together!
Thats right, Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, David Schwimmer, Matt LeBlanc and Matthew Perry have signed on to participate in a taped unscripted reunion special for HBO Max, the new streaming home of Friends.
According to reports, the six Friends got a big payday for the special. And let's be clear: This isn't a revival or reboot. It's just six pals, who played friends on TV, getting together to talk about their 25-year-old show. The closest viewers got to a televised Friends reunion was in 2016 when Kudrow, Aniston, Cox, Schwimmer and LeBlanc got together to honor director James Burrows on an NBC special.
The special and all episodes will be available at launch time of HBO Max in May 2020. Ben Winston will direct the special and will executive produce along with Friends executive producers Kevin Bright, Marta Kauffman, and David Crane. Aniston, Cox, Kudrow, LeBlanc, Perry, and Schwimmer will also executive produce the special. Emma Conway and James Longman are co-executive producers. The cast will tape the special on the show's original soundstage, Stage 24, on the Warner Bros. lot in Burbank, California.
Friends ran for 10 seasons from 1994-2004 on NBC. The comedy made its streaming debut on Netflix in 2015 and stayed there until the beginning of 2020. WarnerMedia reportedly spent some big bucks to get Friends on HBO Max.
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