You guys! It is FINALLY happening! After months of rumors and anticipation, it has been confirmed that a A Friends Reunion is Coming to HBO Max.
Now, let’s be clear – this is NOT a reboot or revival. It’s a reunion show.
According to reports, Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, David Schwimmer, Matt LeBlanc and Matthew Perry have all signed on to participate in a taped, unscripted reunion special for HBO Max.
In case you didn’t know, HBO Max is the new home of the series Friends which is why it was removed from Netflix for good back in January.
This reunion, along with the entire series will begin airing on HBO Max in May 2020 so just a few months away!
Of course the cast announced it in a fun way by commenting “It’s Happening…” then tagging each other on Instagram.
It was PERFECT.
Creators have said that 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.
The cast will tape the special on the show’s original soundstage, Stage 24, on the Warner Bros. lot in Burbank, California.
“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,”
“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.”Kevin Reilly, chief content officer, HBO Max and president, TBS, TNT, and truTV, said in a statement.
As a reminder, this isn’t a reboot.
Instead, it’s just six pals, who played friends on TV, getting together to talk about their 25-year-old show.
Either way, I don’t care – they are COMING BACK and I am so dang excited.