'Friends' Is Officially Coming Back for a Reunion Special
Published Feb 21, 2020It's officially happening — the cast of Friends is reuniting. Today it was finally confirmed that HBO Max will be doing a one-off Friends special.
Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matthew Perry, Matt Leblanc and David Schwimmer will all be back for the reunion special, which will arrive on HBO Max in May. The news comes in the wake of the beloved sitcom ditching Netflix for a new home on WarnerMedia's new HBO Max streaming platform.
The Friends reunion special will be unscripted, with director/executive producer Ben Winston helming the project. The reunion will be filmed on Stage 24 at Warner Bros. — the same soundstage where the original TV series was filmed.
"Guess you could call this the one where they all got back together — we are reuniting with David, Jennifer, Courteney, Matt, Lisa, and Matthew for an HBO Max special that will be programmed alongside the entire Friends library," Kevin Reilly, HBO Max's chief content officer, said in a statement.
He continued: "I became aware of Friends when it was in the very early stages of development and then had the opportunity to work on the series many years later and have delighted in seeing it 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."
The cast members have also confirmed the news via their various social media accounts — a move that will surely break the internet.