It was one of the most anticipated television reunions and it already has a date: Friends returns on May 27 with its six protagonists on HBO Max (in what will become HBO Spain; the special does not have a release date in Spain). This has been announced by the platform and the actors who made up the cast of what has been one of the most successful fictions on television. “It’s official. We couldn’t be more excited, ”wrote Jennifer Aniston, famous for playing Rachel Green, in her Instagram, along with a video in which the six protagonists appear walking backwards with the classic tune of the fiction header in the background acoustic version. Less than an hour later, the publication already accumulated more than four million reproductions.
In addition to Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Matt LeBlanc, Lisa Kudrow, Matthew Perry, and David Schwimmer, Friends: The Reunion It will also feature other iconic characters from the series, including Tom Selleck (Richard), Reese Witherspoon (Jill Green), James Michael Tyler (Gunther) and Maggie Wheeler (Janice). In this reunion chapter, a large number of famous guests will also participate, such as former British footballer David Beckham, the actor from Game of Thrones, Kit Harington, the activist Malala Yousafzai or the singers Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga and the K-Pop band BTS, as announced by HBO Max in a statement.
The special, which is not technically a series although it is expected as such, was scheduled to begin filming more than a year ago, but has been delayed several times due to the coronavirus pandemic. Finally, filming began earlier this year on Warner Bros. set number 24, the same one on which it was filmed. Friends between 1994 and 2004. The reunion, which has been recorded without a script, has been directed by Ben Winston with the creators of the series, Marta Kauffman and David Crane, as executive producers along with Kevin S. Bright, who was also a producer of the Serie.
Friends it was one of the most popular television fictions of the 1990s. It ran for 10 seasons and aired its last episode in May 2004. However, it found new life on streaming platforms where it has once again become one of the most watched shows in the world.
Much has been said in recent months about this long-awaited reunion, since it has been 17 years since the six actors have been seen together on a television set. Their relationship, on the other hand, has continued intact over the years and this has been commented on by the protagonists on several occasions. An affection that they have also shown on their social networks, where it is common for them to share images together or comment on each other’s posts. It was in February 2020 when it was confirmed that the cast was preparing a reunion special. It was then said that each of the six leads would charge about $ 2.5 million for their work, which made them, once again, the highest paid actors on television (during the filming of the last seasons, each one received the then unprecedented figure of a million dollars per episode).
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Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.