If you don’t already have HBO Max and were a fan of NBC’s must see TV show Friends, you may want to subscribe. Ever since the final episode of Friends, fans have been praying for a reunion. After years of the original cast denying rumors it may happen, it looks like fan’s prayers may finally be answered. No less than a full reunion of Monica, Chandler, Joey, Phoebe, Ross, and Rachel will satisfy eager fans though!
According to Deadline writer, Nellie Andreeva, the entire cast appears to be on-board. She reported that Friends stars Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, David Schwimmer, Matt LeBlanc and Matthew Perry have all reached an agreements with the series’ producer Warner Bros. Television. They would all reprise their roles in an hour long special available only to subscribers of HBO Max. Co-creators and executive producers Marta Kauffman and David Crane are expected to have some involvement as well.
Back on January 1st, Friends, which had called Netflix home for five years, left the streaming service for good. The reason behind that move was that HBO Max had forked over $425 million for the rights of Friends, which was one of Netflix’s most popular shows, remained binge-worthy even to younger generation whose parents had grown up watching the show in the 90s. A reunion special would be the perfect way for them to kick off the launch of their platform which include all 236 episodes.
Now the only question that remains is where a reunion special would pick up. The last episode of Friends left a lot of story lines open favorite group of Central Perk pals. Chandler and Monica were about to move to the suburbs with new babies. Phoebe married Mike (Paul Rudd). Ross and Rachel finally appeared to be getting back together after being on a break. Finally, Joey, who got his own spin-off, was pursuing his dreams of becoming an actor. Friends returns this May when HBO Max launches its streaming service.