Calling all millennials: get ready for a nostalgic trip down memory lane as we prepare to get reacquainted with Ross and Rachel, J Man and Channy, Monica and Regina Phalange. Could we be more excited?
After a slew of COVID-related delays, the full-cast Friends: The Reunion (which was first announced back in February 2020) will finally see the light of day. Fans have been champing at the bit ever since the news dropped that the special was filmed over three days in early April. And just like that, it’s finally here.
Last week, HBO Max finally announced that its long-awaited unscripted special will premiere on the streaming service May 27. Core cast members Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, David Schwimmer, Matthew Perry and Matt LeBlanc will return to the iconic Warner Brothers soundstage where it all began. The reunion will also feature appearances from secondary cast members such as Elliott Gould, Tom Selleck and Reese Witherspoon, as well as all-star guests David Beckham, Justin Bieber, BTS and Cara Delevingne, among others.
On Wednesday, HBO Max blessed us with a full-length two-and-a-half-minute official trailer. (We’re not crying, you’re crying.) It’s the mid-week pick-me-up we all needed.
It looks like a spectacular combo of intimate interviews with the six core cast members, a live (outdoor) studio-audience Q&A and plenty of cameos from former guest stars. In short, it’s the reunion special fans need and deserve.
The initial HBO Max trailer that landed last week didn’t reveal much other than the silhouettes of the cast walking away from the camera, but if hearing an acoustic cover of “I’ll Be There for You” by The Rembrandts didn’t give you all the feels, what will?
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Last month, fans first caught wind that the oft-delayed reunion had finally been filmed after rumours started to circulate that Aniston would announce she was adopting a baby during the special. (Spoiler alert: she’s not.)
Friends ran for 10 successful seasons on NBC from 1994 and 2004. Although the core cast members (with the exception of Perry, who had a prior commitment) briefly reunited for NBC’s tribute to James Burrows in 2016, the six haven’t been together on TV as “the group” since the sitcom went off the air.
Friends: The Reunion premieres May 27 on HBO Max.