WOW!!! The Friends Each Cast Is Getting $2.5 Million To Reunite!!!!
The six of the original cast of Friends will meet for an unprecedented one-hour special in the next week of the HBO Max streaming service, WarnerMedia. The special will be available to subscribers, along with the 10 comedy seasons, when HBO Max is released in the United States in May.
According to sources, Jennifer Aniston, Kourtney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry and David Shimmer will each receive between $ 2.5 and $ 3 million for the special appearance. The deadline reported that actors could receive up to $ 4 million for a brief meeting. Aniston reportedly received more than four times for each episode of the Apple broadcast drama The Morning Show, which is already among the highest salaries in the industry.
The meeting will be shot in the iconic scenario 24, the same set of Warner Bros. where Friends were filmed. After debuting on NBC in 1994, sitcom quickly became one of the most popular American television shows of all time. Long after its conclusion in 2004, Friends remained one of the most-watched series on Netflix.
That is why WarnerMedia was prepared to pay $ 425 million last year for exclusive rights to broadcast the program for five years.
This is also because the company is spending around $ 20 million more for the original cast members than it is for an hour-long meeting. Advertising stunts are not usually that expensive, but they are the price that Hollywood now pays for the best services. The increase in transmission and the endless flood of content in the era of “peak television” is rapidly increasing the cost of talent. Pocket companies like Netflix, Disney, Apple and Amazon are more than happy to pay large sums of money to acquire stars like Aniston.
Some of the talents that benefit most are the old comedy stars, as each network and streaming service restarts or brings together the actors of the show that you once liked. Netflix restarted Full House with several members of the original cast. Bell and Punky Brewster are being saved for NBCUniversal Peacock. Meanwhile, much of everything at Disney + is based in part on popular franchises.
The cast of friends and the creators repeatedly stated that they were not interested in the actual restart series of the sitcom. But as long as the show remains compelling, we haven’t seen the end of Rachel, Monica, Phoebe, Joey, Chandler and Ross.