After years of speculation, it seems that ‘Friends’ may finally make its comeback… for an unscripted reunion special.
In a report by Variety sources confirmed the production was on the works for HBO Max, WarnerMedia’s streaming service to launch on Spring 2020.
The sources said that all of the original cast members (Jennifer Aniston, Lisa Kudrow, Courteney Cox, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry and David Schwimmer) are negotiating their appearances in the special with David Crane and Marta Kauffman, co-creators of the legendary sitcom.
So far there are no official plans or details of how the special would go, but in all likelihood, it will feature the actors and creators telling stories of the production and promotion of the show and their lives before, during, and after it.
Four months ago HBO Max took the streaming rights of the show from Netflix after a deal with Warner Bros Television. The 236 episodes will leave Netflix next year and move to HBO Max in May 2020.
Fans were left disappointed two months ago when Martha Kauffman said during the celebrations of the 25th anniversary of ‘Friends’ that a reunion wouldn’t happen. “There are two reasons for that. One of the reasons we won’t do a reunion is because this is a show about a time in your life when your friends are your family. And when you have a family, that changes. But the other reason is it’s not going to beat what we did,” she said at a Tribeca TV Festival Panel.
But maybe she’s changed her mind. Although it would be more of a documentary reunion than a reboot or feature special.
As you may remember, Jennifer Aniston broke Instagram when she opened her account and her first photo was one of all of the six “Friends” cast members back together, before going to “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” and saying that something “Friends”-related may be coming soon.
“I would love for there to be something, but we don’t know what that something is,” she said to DeGeneres. “So we’re just trying. We’re working on something.”
Well, something has come up. We hope to hear more sooner than later.