17 years after “The Last One”, Friends cast and makers have confirmed that the most iconic TV sitcom is returning for a one-off special.
Friends Reunion: What we know so far about the great “Friends” revival
After years of denial, walling and evasion by actors and producers, a shooting date has finally been set for Friends to return. First announced in February 2020, but postponed again and again, the reunion of the actors is supposed to be shot this week, as several sources report to the industry magazine “Deadline”.
This is how the Friends Reunion should work
The series will feature the creators of the series, David Crane and Marta Kauffman. Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry and David Schwimmer should also be seen. The special is not a new episode of Friends, but a kind of retrospective that brings the stars and producers of the series back together to look back on the ten-year duration. It is recorded at “Stage 24,” on the famous Warner Bros site in Burbank, California. Some reports have also suggested that Ben Winston, the great British producer behind James Corden’s “Late Late Show,” is directing it.
When the Friends comeback was first announced, Matthew Perry posted a photo of the cast from the 1990s with the caption “It’s happening”. The rest of the cast then started sharing the same post.
When Friends’ final two-part episode, The Last One, aired in 2004, over 54 million people tuned in to see Ross and Rachel break up and what became of Monica and Chandler, Phoebe and Joey is.
The Friends Reunion can be seen here
The Friends special will initially air on HBO Max. A specific broadcast date is not yet known. When and where it will be shown in Germany is still unclear.