“Friends” Reunion Confirmed for this May

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Lily Earwood, Contributor

After all the rumors of a reunion, it is finally happening!

The beloved cast of the still popular sitcom, “Friends,” which ran from 1994 to 2004 on NBC, has announced a reunion. This unscripted special is said to be set for sometime in May on HBO Max. The news was released on Twitter by the cast: Courtney Cox, 55, Lisa Kudrow, 56, Jennifer Aniston, 51, Matthew Perry, 50, and David Schwimmer, 53, while Matt LeBlanc, 52, posted the announcement on Instagram (AARP).

This reunion is not going to be a new season or episode of “Friends,” however each of the cast members will earn 2.5$ to 3$ dollars for an unscripted special where they will talk about the show. That is almost double the amount each member of the cast received per episode during the final season. Additionally, the entire collection of “Friends” will be available to stream on HBO Max, but there has been no information on when it will be released. Previously, Netflix had it until they took it down January 1, 2020 (The Verge).

To celebrate the award-winning sitcom, all six member will reunite at the original “Friends” soundstage at the Warner Bros. Studio in Burbank (TODAY). Also, Ellen Degeneres is rumored to be very high on the list of potential hosts considering she has held interviews and shows with the cast members before (New York Post).

The special is going to be directed by Ben Winston along with Kevin Bright, Marta Kauffman, and David Crane, who are “Friends” executive producers.

Everyone is excited to see “Friends” reunited again since the last season 16 years ago!