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The ‘Friends’ solid will participate in an unscripted reunion particular on HBO Max in May, with all six stars of the present. The solid of the present from left, David Schwimmer, Lisa Kudrow, Matthew Perry, Courteney Cox Arquette, Jennifer Aniston and Matt LeBlanc pose after the present gained excellent comedy collection on the 54th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, in Los Angeles in Sept. 2002.

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The ‘Friends’ solid will participate in an unscripted reunion particular on HBO Max in May, with all six stars of the present. The solid of the present from left, David Schwimmer, Lisa Kudrow, Matthew Perry, Courteney Cox Arquette, Jennifer Aniston and Matt LeBlanc pose after the present gained excellent comedy collection on the 54th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, in Los Angeles in Sept. 2002.

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It might be referred to as, the one that’s lastly friggin’ taking place.

All six authentic solid members of the megahit sitcom Friends will come collectively for a reunion debuting in May, WarnerMedia introduced Friday.

“It’s official, Friends followers! After 15 years, 9 months, and innumerable fan requests from across the globe, we now have the ‘brand-new info’ you have been ready for,” an announcement learn.

The reunion which is being described as “an untitled unscripted special” will debut on the media big’s new streaming service HBO Max, together with all 236 episodes of Friends, which debuted in 1994 on NBC. Unscripted is industry-speak for reality-TV or a documentary, which signifies this is not going to be a reboot of the scripted collection.

The present’s stars — Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry and David Schwimmer – digital unknowns when the present started, will return to the Warner Bros. soundstage the place the present was shot, the assertion stated.

“Guess you could call this the one where they all got back together…” stated Kevin Reilly, chief content material officer of HBO Max, within the press launch.

Reilly, a longtime media government who additionally serves as president of cable channels TNT, TBS and truTV, stated he had the chance to work on the present throughout a few of its 10-year-run on NBC. He stated he was “delighted” the present continues to attach with audiences lengthy after its authentic run led to 2004, including he hopes the reunion will recreated that very same spark with audiences new and previous.

“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.”

Cox, who performed Monica Gellar, whose character quirks included obsessive cleanliness, posted on Instagram a photograph of the solid together with a caption that learn merely, “It’s happening….”

The reunion has been longed for by die-hard followers of the present ever because it ended its authentic run as some of the profitable reveals in tv historical past in 2004.

As Variety points out, rumors of the reunion have been “swirling since last fall” following WarnerMedia’s acquisition of the present’s rights.

Variety additionally reviews every of the solid members will earn a lofty payday for showing within the particular – at the very least $2.5 million every.

Netflix beforehand had the rights to Friends. It had been one among that streaming big’s most-watched programs, till Netflix it bid farewell to the present in December, tweeting on the time, “The One Where We Have To Say Goodbye.”

Warner Media outbid Netflix for Friends and reportedly paid $425 million for the rights to stream all 10 seasons of the present.

Since it went off the air in 2004, Friends has displayed super endurance, connecting with audiences that weren’t sufficiently old to recollect the present throughout its authentic run.

The present centered round six buddies, Rachel (Aniston), Monica (Cox), Phoebe (Kudrow), Joey (LeBlanc), Chandler (Perry) and Ross (Schwimmer) – all 20-somethings residing in New York City.

In some ways the present was groundbreaking, corresponding to when the six principal solid members efficiently negotiated a $1 million-per-episode pay out late within the present’s run.

Friends nonetheless did — and continues to — have its share of critics, together with those that level to the present’s lack of racial representation for a collection set in multicultural New York City.


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