Is it possible that 2020 is going to be the year when our favourite Friends’ characters will get back together on screen? There is a chance!
As mega-hit Friends continues to celebrate its 25th anniversary, a recent story in The Hollywood Reporter claims that the six core stars and the creators of the NBC comedy from Warner Bros. TV are in talks to reunite on HBO Max.
“Talks are currently underway for an unscripted reunion special that would feature Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry and David Schwimmer, as well as series creators David Crane and Marta Kauffman,” the report said.
However, sources of the publication caution that a deal is far from done and agreements with cast and creatives still need to be hammered out. When and if deals are completed, the challenge then becomes sorting out everyone’s schedules. Of course, the talks could fizzle and the whole concept could fall apart.
Though HBO Max and producers of WBTV declined comment, Jennifer Aniston recently hinted that something might be underway.
The actress teased the fans with news of a potential project on the Ellen DeGenres show.
“Listen, we would love for there to be something, but we don’t know what that something is. So we’re just trying. We’re working on something,” Jennifer said on the show. Later during an interview at The Late Night Show with Stephen Colbert, the actress again shared that the cast members are working on “something”.
Interestingly, the rest of the Friends cast and creators have been resolute on the fact that they will not recreate the 90s hit show.
News of a reunion special started circulating since Friends found new audience at its streaming home on Netflix. The series is officially leaving the platform by the end of this year and will make its debut on HBO Max when the platform will launch in 2020. Undoubtedly, a Friends reunion would immediately provide the kind of must-see TV that an upstart streaming service like HBO Max would want.