American sitcom ‘Friends’ is confirmed to have a ‘special reunion’ in an HBO Max special. The television series created by David Crane and Marta Kauffman aired from September 1994 to May 2004, lasting ten seasons. Ensemble cast include Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry, and David Schwimmer.
“More than 15 years after audiences last saw Ross, Rachel, Monica, Chandler, Phoebe and Joey on network television, the gang is returning for an untitled, unscripted exclusive special for HBO Max, a new streaming service. In addition to the special, subscribers will also have access to all 236 episodes of the Emmy Award-winning series when the streaming service makes its debut in May, executives said in a statement on Friday,” in an article by the New York Times.
The cast – consisting of six original members – is said to reunite for an untitled, unscripted special on HBO Max. The special will be filmed on Stage 24, on the Warner Bros. Studio in Burbank, California. HBO Max is an upcoming subscription streaming service from Warner Media Entertainment and is said to be launched in May 2020.
“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,”states Kevin Reilly, Chief Content Officer of HBO Max.