OMG! The ‘Friends’ Cast and Creators Planning Reunion Special
As the hit show Friends celebrates it's 25 year anniversary, rumors have been swirling about a reunion show. Multiple sources have confirmed that the original cast and creators have agreed in principle to a reunion special, and that negotiations are currently in the works!
The Hollywood Reporter announced today that the original creators and all six of it's star cast members have agreed to an "unscripted reunion special" and that talks are currently underway. According to the source, Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry and David Schwimmer are ready to reunite.
While details have yet to be finalized, it's a large step towards a reunion that fans have talked and buzzed about for years. Scheduling conflicts, life events and lack of interest by key members of the cast have inhibited such reunion, but now it appears as though they're ready.
The Hollywood Reporter details that while the show has seen a resurgence since Netflix started streaming the Friends franchise, that deal expires at the end of the year. According to the source, new streaming service HBO Max will have the the rights to Friends for the next 5 years. HBO Max would use the reunion special as a way to help launch their $15 a month streaming service which is set to debut in May 2020.
This makes a lot of sense on all levels from a business perspective, but adoring fans are the ones that seem to potentially benefit the most.