It’s all happening…
Try to not get too excited with this news but HBO Max has unveiled the premiere date and a full roster of A-list guest stars set to join the Friends special!
Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry and David Schwimmer’s long-awaited reunion will premiere on Thursday, May 27!
HBO Max made the announcement Thursday and in addition, the streaming site has blessed us with a teaser (see below) for the epic event 17 years in the making.
The unscripted event will offer an emotional look back at the Emmy winning series, which originally ran from 1994 to 2004 on NBC. Guests will include David Beckham, Justin Bieber, BTS, James Corden, Cindy Crawford, Cara Delevingne, Lady Gaga, Elliott Gould, Kit Harington, Larry Hankin, Mindy Kaling, Thomas Lennon, Christina Pickles, Tom Selleck, James Michael Tyler, Maggie Wheeler, Reese Witherspoon and Malala Yousafzai.
Directed by Ben Winston and executive produced by original Friends masterminds Kevin Bright, Marta Kauffman, and David Crane, the unscripted reunion special filmed on the long-running sitcom's original soundstage, Stage 24, on the Warner Bros. studio lot in Burbank.
“Guess you could call this ‘The One Where They All Got Back Together,'” Kevin Reilly, CCO of HBO Max (and president of TBS, TNT, and truTV), said in statement when the reunion was first announced. “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.”
This reunion will mark the first time all six 'Friends' have appeared together on screen since the show wrapped.