It was the news we’d all been waiting for years, but now we’re left wondering ‘is this much-anticipated Friends reunion actually happening?’
Taking to Instagram, Greg Grande told fans: “Wait for it !!! Excited to be part this project and see my work come back to life ❤️🙏 #onemoretime #friendsreunion.” While Matt Perry, who portrayed Chandler Bing in the sitcom between 1994-2004, confirmed subtly that filming had started. He was caught up on an instagram post-and-delete carflafle as he took a picture from his make-up chair with the caption: “Seconds before eating a makeup brush. Not to mention reuniting with my Friends.”
The untitled, unscripted HBO Max special was confirmed back in February to much fanfare but obviously the Coronavirus pandemic put a hold on all production..
The much-anticipated reunion episode started filming in March, according to cast member Matthew Perry and was completed by April 11th.
Where can I watch the Friends reunion?
Now that Friends has left Netflix, the series – all 236 episodes – plus the upcoming show, will be available on HBO Max. The unscripted reunion special will first debut on the streaming service in the US, but unfortunately there’s no word yet on how UK Friends fans can dip in on the fun. As soon as we hear though, you will be the first to know
The sitcom’s official Instagram account confirmed the news in a recent post. “That’s a wrap! 🎬 Could we BE anymore excited!?” the caption read below a photo of the show’s iconic marquee. “Friends: The Reunion is coming to @hbomax.”
What Is it About?
HBO Max explained in a statement, “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.”
HBO hasn’t yet released a trailer but we’ll keep you updated as soon as it lands.