Release Date Of HBO Max’s Friends Reunion
Friends is a popular sitcom that is produced by Marta Kauffman and David Crane. It was broadcasted on NBC from the year 1994 to 2004. The last episode of the show televised on May 6, 2004, and was seen by about 52.5 million American spectators, making it the fifth most-viewed series end in television history.
For celebrating the 25th anniversary of ‘Friends,’ a reunion special unscripted episode with all the six cast members officially confirmed to release on HBO Max- new streaming service of HBO.
Fans have been waiting for the reunion of all the six stars- Jennifer Aniston, Lisa Kudrow, Matthew Perry, Matt LeBlanc, Courtney Cox, and David Schwimmer, for a very long time. After waiting for so long, we will see them together finally.
But there is bad news for the die heart fans of the sitcom; it is officially delayed for some time due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. It was supposed to film at Stage 24, the place where all the episodes of the sitcom were shooted. The production will commence till May, according to the sources, and a specific release date has not been fixed.
Other Details Regarding HBO Max’s Friends Reunion
Friends reunion special episode will be used for launching HBO Max, and also to celebrate its 25th anniversary. It will direct by Ben Winston and executive produce beside creators of the sitcom Marta Kauffman, David Crane, and Kevin Bright.
Finally, the main cast members of Friends have entered in an agreement with Warner Bros. TV to join in an hourlong show formed to help in promoting the availability of Friends on HBO Max. The concept of a reunion appeared when the show ended in 2004, but it got delayed every time because of the budget problems. For assembling the cast members, it is reported to have cost Warner Bros. TV over $4 million per actor.
Also, all 236 episodes and reunion special of Friends will be available to subscribers on day one of HBO Max. Netflix newly missed the rights to run the show, and HBO Max would have exclusive rights to stream the series.