It’s Official: A Friends Cast Reunion Is Coming to HBO Max

Let us contact this simply “The One particular With the Reunion.” After months of rumors, the Close friends reunion is formally happening.

Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, David Schwimmer, Matt LeBlanc and Matthew Perry have signed on to take part in a taped unscripted reunion unique for HBO Max, the new streaming residence of Close friends.

The unique and all episodes will be obtainable at start time of HBO Max in May 2020. Ben Winston will direct the unique and will executive create together with Close friends executive producers Kevin Shiny, Marta Kauffman, and David Crane. Aniston, Cox, Kudrow, LeBlanc, Perry, and Schwimmer will also executive create the unique. Emma Conway and James Longman are co-executive producers. The forged will tape the unique on the show’s initial soundstage, Phase 24, on the Warner Bros. lot in Burbank, California.

“Guess you could contact this the a person wherever they all acquired back together—we are reuniting with David, Jennifer, Courteney, Matt, Lisa, and Matthew for an HBO Max unique that will be programmed along with the whole Close friends library,” Kevin Reilly, main material officer, HBO Max and president, TBS, TNT, and truTV, reported in a statement. “I grew to become mindful of Close friends when it was in the very early phases of development and then had the prospect to do the job on the series numerous years later and have delighted in seeing it catch on with viewers generation immediately after generation. It taps into an era when friends—and audiences—gathered alongside one another in true time and we consider this reunion unique will seize that spirit, uniting initial and new fans.”

In accordance to reports, the six Close friends acquired a massive payday for the unique. And let us be apparent: This isn’t a revival or reboot. It is really just six buddies, who played pals on Television set, receiving alongside one another to converse about their twenty five-calendar year-aged exhibit. The closest viewers acquired to a televised Close friends reunion was in 2016 when Kudrow, Aniston, Cox, Schwimmer and LeBlanc acquired alongside one another to honor director James Burrows on an NBC unique.

The six true-lifetime pals and former costars have gotten alongside one another off digital camera lately, as documented in Aniston’s debut Instagram put up. In early February, Perry grew to become the sixth and final costar to be part of the social media system.

Close friends ran for ten seasons from 1994-2004 on NBC. The comedy created its streaming debut on Netflix in 2015 and stayed there right until the beginning of 2020. WarnerMedia reportedly spent some massive bucks to get Close friends on HBO Max.

“HBO Max will provide alongside one another the numerous riches of WarnerMedia to generate programming and person experiences not witnessed in advance of in a streaming system. HBO’s globe-class programming leads the way, the high-quality of which will be the guiding theory for our new array of Max Originals, our interesting acquisitions, and the very greatest of the Warner Bros. libraries, starting with the phenomenon that is Close friends,” Robert Greenblatt, chairman of WarnerMedia Amusement and Direct-To-Client, reported in a statement when HBO Max was formally announced. “Beneath the management of two of the strongest creative visionaries — Casey Bloys (HBO) and Kevin Reilly (initial material and acquisitions)—and two of the most experienced digital experts—Tony Goncalves and Andy Forssell—I have no question they and their focused groups will supply the world’s greatest storytelling to audiences of all ages where ever and any time they want it.”

Until eventually the reunion and episodes arrive to HBO Max in May, TBS announced for the next 4 weeks just about every episode of Close friends will air on TBS and livestream on the TBS app, weekdays from ten:00 a.m. by way of 4:00 p.m., together with a “greatest of” on digital platforms.

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