Will There Be a Friends Reunion Special?
The Friends Cast Is Officially Reuniting For an HBO Max Special!
Buckle up, Friends fans! Your Central Perk is officially reuniting on screen for an HBO Max special. After months of speculation, the streaming service confirmed that the show's six core stars — Jennifer Aniston, David Schwimmer, Courteney Cox, Matt LeBlanc, Lisa Kudrow, and Matthew Perry — will be doing an hourlong unscripted reunion special, which is expected to launch at the end of the summer.
"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, CCO of HBO Max said in statement. "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."
In addition to starring, the six cast members will also executive-produce the special with the NBC show's original executive producers, Kevin Bright, Marta Kauffman, and David Crane. Ben Winston (who is the co-executive producer of The Late Late Show With James Corden) is also on board to direct.