Calling all Friends fans, a reunion special is coming! As fans know, 2019 marked the official 25th anniversary of the show’s premiere back in 1994. Since that first episode aired, the series quickly became a fan-favorite and one of the most binge-worthy sitcoms of all time. Now, the gang might be getting back together for one last episode.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, sources have said that the series’s six core stars — Jennifer Aniston, Courtney Cox, Matt LeBlanc, Lisa Kudrow, Matthew Perry and David Schwimmer — and showrunners are in talks to reunite for an unscripted special on HBO’s upcoming streaming service, HBO Max.
“A deal is far from done and agreements with cast and creatives still need to be hammered out,” the source said before explaining that after a deal is made, the next challenge would be clearing everyone’s schedule for filming.
Why would the reunion special be an HBO Max exclusive? Although Friends might still be streaming on Netflix right now, at the end of this year the series is officially leaving the streaming service. Yep, that’s right, die-hard fans won’t be able to re-watch their favorite episodes until WarnerMedia’s HBO Max officially launches in Spring 2020.
This reunion news came just after Jennifer teased a possible reboot during her appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show in October. When talking to the show’s host, she spilled all the tea and revealed that there’s nothing official in the works right now. She later made up for it by saying that the cast is definitely planning something for the future. Fans have speculated that Jennifer was hinting at this special during her daytime talkshow appearance.
“Listen, we would love for there to be something but we don’t know what that something is, so… we’re just trying… we’re working on something,” she told Ellen DeGeneres.
There may not be any confirmation for a reunion special just yet, but this is still the best news ever!
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