FRIENDS Reunion, HBO Max Released the official teaser for the upcoming FRIENDS specials.
Finally, the release date of the FRIENDS Reunion special has been revealed. The special episode has been in plans for almost two years now. The show was announced on February 22, 2020, when every main cast member shared a picture of all six on Instagram with the caption “It’s happening.”
Now, the first official teaser have mark the completion of production of the series. Now, we just have to wait for the series to come out.
The Friends Reunion: Plot
The new FRIENDS reunion special is not an episode of Friends TV show. It will feature all the six lead actors appearing as themselves and share some untold stories from the sets. There will be lots and lots of behind-the-scenes footage. HBO Max already told in an interview that “Lastly, in order to avoid any misunderstanding about what this special is, we want to make it very clear that this is not a new, original episode of the series. The cast will be appearing as themselves, not as their beloved characters.” In my opinion, it is the right choice. Because unnecessarily extending a show when there is absolutely no need will be bad for the legacy of the show. The ending of FRIENDS was emotional but it was a satisfactory end no matter what.
Now, for the special all six cast members Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matthew Perry, David Schwimmer, and Matt LeBlanc will appear in the special. They will reunite at the FRIENDS original soundstage – Stage 24, at the Warner Bros Studio in Burbank. Ben Winston is directing the special. This special will have 11 executive producers. Along with all the main cast and Ben Winston, Kevin Bright, Marta Kauffman, and David Crane are also producing the series. Kevin Bright, Marta Kauffman, and David Crane will also appear in the special.
The special episode is all set to release on May 27, 2021. We personally had a theory that the special episode will release on May 6, 2021. Because May 6, 2004 was the date when the last episode of FRIENDS aired. But it looks like HBO Max is going to release the special episode on May 27, that is their one-year anniversary. The Friends Reunion will surely increase the ratings on the site and it might be a perfect way to celebrate their anniversary.
The shooting was scheduled to begin on March 2020, but was delayed due to the Coronavirus pandemic. But the shooting finally began again on April 5, 2021 and now we are finally getting the show for sure.
FRIENDS Reunion: Cast
This will be the first time that every six lead actors will appear on the screen for the first time in almost 15 years. At the 2020 Grammy awards Jennifer Aniston, Lisa Kudrow, and Courtney Cox appeared as a part of Mini-Reunion. So, you can expect some laugh-out-loud moments again from the cast. Mathew Perry might put on his sarcastic pants and will steal the show again. Let just hope that there won’t be any delay this time and we will get our favorite comedy show again.
Other cast members will come on the show as a part of behind the scenes. There will be clips featuring those characters but they will not be available officially. Also stars like Justin Beiber, Lady Gaga and BTS will also be present on the special.
What To Expect?
FRIENDS is returning after almost 15 years. So expect some good times at least. You will laugh, cry and will be emotional for sure. It will be a warm episode that will make you feel good in your happy glands. I am excited for the special episode to finally come out after all these years.