Friends followers rejoiced again in February, when HBO Max confirmed that an official reunion special, with all six of the Central Perk gang, was in the works – twenty-five years after the influential sitcom first aired.
The long-rumoured documentary special will be filmed at the hit present’s former Warner Bros. set, however how has filming been impacted by the ongoing coronavirus disaster? And when will we get to see the gang altogether as soon as once more?
Right here’s all the pieces we learn about HBO’s Friends reunion…
Will there be a Friends reunion present?
Sure! The reunion special was initially scheduled to land on HBO Max on Could 27th, nevertheless because of the international coronavirus outbreak, HBO delayed filming on the unscripted Friends reunion again in March.
In response to Selection, WarnerMedia Leisure head Bob Greenblatt reportedly stated on Monday 11th Could that filming will hopefully end by the finish of the summer time.
“We’re holding out for having the ability to get this special completed hopefully by the finish of the summer time, if the stars align and hopefully we are able to get again into manufacturing.”
He added that he needs the special to be watched by a dwell viewers and never filmed by way of webcam.
“We do suppose there’s a worth to having an enormous, raucous dwell viewers to expertise these six nice buddies coming again collectively and we didn’t need to simply immediately do it on an online name with, you already know, six squares and other people taking pictures from their kitchens and bedrooms.”
Nevertheless, if the lockdown circumstances proceed all through the yr, the Friends reunion “might go extra to a digital route, whether it is delayed too lengthy”.
How a lot are the Friends solid getting paid for reunion?
It’s The One The place… All the Friends Return – again in February, HBO Max confirmed that the ‘buddies’ – Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry and David Schwimmer – will all reunite for the documentary special.
It was beforehand reported that the six stars will every pocket a hefty sum of over $three million for the look, in response to Deadline, whereas the documentary will assist promote HBO Max, HBO’s upcoming streaming service.
Talking on Friday 21st February, HBO Max boss Kevin Reilly stated: “Guess you possibly can name this the one the place all of them bought again collectively – we’re reuniting with David, Jennifer, Courteney, Matt, Lisa, and Matthew for an HBO Max special that will be programmed alongside the total Friends library [for US viewers].
“I turned conscious of Friends when it was in the very early phases of growth after which had the alternative to work on the collection a few years later and have delighted in seeing it catch on with viewers era after era.
“It faucets into an period when buddies – and audiences – gathered collectively in actual time and we expect this reunion special will seize that spirit, uniting authentic and new followers.”
What will occur in Friends reunion?
The special, which will be out there to observe on premium subscription service HBO Max, will be an unscripted reunion that includes all six ‘buddies’, with the present’s authentic creators Marta Kauffman and David Crane additionally being concerned.
Being a documentary special, we will not see the solid reprise their beloved roles, however as a substitute chat about tales from behind-the-scenes.
Friends is at present out there to observe on Netflix for UK subscribers