Finally, it’s here! Friends reunion is officially happening. After much delay amid the epidemic, HBO Max announced the premiere of the much-awaited reunion special on the streaming giant on 27 May. The Friends reunion will be an unscripted event that will feature the original cast back together on the sets of the show.
It features the lead cast of the show, Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry and David Schwimmer, revisiting the episodes of the hit sitcom.
The trailer opens with David Schwimmer asking his co-stars about the length of the letter Rachel wrote for Ross before they got back together. They revisit many such iconic moments throughout the trailer, leaving the audience with nostalgia.
Directed by Ben Winston and executive produced by Kevin Bright, Marta Kauffman and David Crane, Friends: The Reunion was filmed on the original soundstage, Stage 24, at the Warner Bros. Studio lot in Burbank.
HBO Max announced a group of guest stars who will be participating in the special event of Friends reunion, the list includes – Christina Pickle, James Michael Tyler, Reese Witherspoon, Malala Yousafzai, South Korean juggler BTS, Lady Gaga, David Beckham, Justin Bieber, James Corden, Cindy Crawford, Cara Delevingne, Elliot Gould, Kit Harrington, Larry Hankin, and Mindy Kaling.
David Schwimmer recently talked about the Friends reunion special in an interview. He said, “This cast in these roles and the collaborative spirit that the writers kind of invited where we all were playing at the same level, at the highest level I think, in terms of sitcom, that we could play at. I think it was a dream come true for all of us, and I think we realised it really early on.”