HBO Max released the teaser from the Friends reunion, which is being called 'The One Where They Get Back Together'.
They are going to be there for you! And, soon. As ominous as it sounds, it's quite the opposite. The Friends Reunion special, which has been in the making for over a year now and has been demanded by fans for years, is finally going to be broadcast. If you are a fan, you might want to save the date. The announcement has sent people on the internet in a tizzy, and for good reason. The reunion is going to feature a lot more than just the six main cast members.
The cast, Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry, and David Schwimmer, were set to gather for the iconic sitcom's 25th anniversary, but things got delayed because of the pandemic. However, it's finally ready and is supposed to hit HBO's streaming service, HBO Max, on May 27.
HBO Max released the teaser from the Friends reunion, which is being called The One Where They Get Back Together. In the video, we see the six former cast members walk with their back to the camera. It is a recreation of one of their famous photos, where the six friends walk together hand-in-hand looking dapper.
Along with the stars of the sitcom that ran for 10 seasons, there will be incredible guest stars at the reunion as well. There will be appearances by BTS, Lady Gaga, David Beckham, Justin Bieber, James Corden, Cindy Crawford, Cara Delevingne, Elliott Gould, Kit Harington, Larry Hankin, Mindy Kaling, Thomas Lennon, Christina Pickles, Tom Selleck, James Michael Tyler, Maggie Wheeler, Reese Witherspoon, and Malala Yousafzai, according to Entertainment Weekly.
The show was executive produced by original Friends masterminds Kevin Bright, Marta Kauffman, and David Crane, and it was filmed on the long-running sitcom's original soundstage, Stage 24, on the Warner Bros. studio lot in Burbank.
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You might want to keep a box of tissues handy when you sit down to watch it. It's bound to have some joyful and sad moments too.
"There's different facets to it, and we already shot packages of things," Kudrow recently told Rob Lowe in a podcast interview. "I pre-shot something for it already so we're definitely doing it because I already shot a little something."
The reunion is not an episode of the sitcom but just an unscripted gathering where all the stars catch up. "Lastly, in order to avoid any misunderstanding about what this special is, we want to make it very clear that this is not a new, original episode of the series. The cast will be appearing as themselves, not as their beloved characters," HBO Max had cleared up in a statement, according to Harper's Bazar.
While it was initially supposed to be shot in March 2020, WarnerMedia Entertainment and Direct-to-Consumer chairman Bob Greenblatt explained that they wanted the cast to meet in-person, rather than virtually. "We do think there’s a value to having a big, raucous live audience to experience these six great friends coming back together,” he said.
Along with the live audience, now fans of the show will also get to see their favorite sitcom cast come together.
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