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We’ve been wondering when this series would be back, or if it ever would be, but now we finally know…
Friends, the legendary tv show will be returning to the screen exactly 17 years after saying goodbye – when their last episode aired, May 6 of 2004, breaking the record of a most-watched episode of the decade. Who knows, maybe the return will be just as legendary… all we know is that we’re counting the days to it.
While we await the release date, which will hopefully pass faster than we expect, here’s everything you need to know about the Friends reunion.
When will the reunion air?
The Friends reunion special will air on HBO Max on May 27.
The highly-anticipated reunion episode started filming in March and was finally completed by April 11th. It had to be postponed due to pandemic and lockdown, but now we finally have a date… even if we’ve been talking about it since 2019.
The official Friends Instagram page announced the exciting news through a post. Although this came after a few images had already been leaked online, revealing a few of the cast members in front of the iconic show’s fountain.
So who will be in it?
It has been confirmed that the original cast, Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry, and David Schwimmer will be returning and playing themselves (not their fictional characters).
Special guests will also be part of this reunion, ones we can’t help but obsess over like David
Beckham, Justin Bieber, BTS, James Corden, Cindy Crawford, Cara Delevingne, Lady Gaga, Kit Harington, Larry Hankin, Mindy Kaling, Tom Selleck, Reese Witherspoon and Malala Yousafzai.
Who will produce it?
The reunion will be executive produced by Friends creators Marta Kauffman and David Crane, together with the original Friends producer, Kevin Bright. So we can expect it to be good, and hopefully representative of the Friends we know.
What will it be about?
The reunion, as suggested by the name, will not encompass a new story but simply reminisce on the old one. It will be an episode in which the cast takes us into the behind-the-scenes of Friends, on what it used to be and how it became what it is nowadays.
It’ll be an opportunity for its fans to know about the insights of their favourite show told by their favourite actors.
As explained by HBO Max, “Lastly, in order to avoid any misunderstanding about what this special is, we want to make it very clear that this is not a new, original episode of the series. The cast will be appearing as themselves, not as their beloved characters.”
Have a look at the trailer here:
Words By Chiara Ferrari