Twenty-seven years after Rachel, Ross, Monica, Chandler, Phoebe and Joey hit our screens, they’re all back for a reunion show called “The One They Get Back Together,” 17 years after the last episode aired.
The beloved characters have made their original fans (and new ones) laugh on several occasions long after the excellent ’90s sitcom ended.
After 10 seasons of ‘He Who Has’ Greatness, that’s all we know about Friends: The Reunion, including when it came out, how to watch it, and what should happen.
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Friends: The release date of Reunion, when did it come out?
HBO Max has confirmed Friends: The Reunion, The One They Get Back Together, will air on May 27, 2021.
Filming for the show recently took place on the show’s original soundstage – Stage 24 – in Burbank, California, after delays due to the global pandemic. It was originally set to be shot in March 2020 and released in May 2020 when HBO Max launched, so the release date is the same time frame, just a year later than expected.
How and where to watch Friends: The Reunion Special
Friends: The Reunion special will air exclusively on HBO Max’s streaming service in the United States.
In the UK, HBO and Sky have a programming deal, which is expected to continue for a few more years. The deal is for HBO Originals rather than those commissioned by the streaming service, but Sky has made a separate deal for Friends: The Reunion.
It will be available on Sky On Demand and now in the UK and Ireland. You will be able to watch it on demand starting at 8:00 a.m. on May 27, and it will air on Sky One at 8:00 p.m. on May 27.
How many episodes will there be of Friends: The Reunion?
Friends: Reunion will be a one-off special so it’s not a series. It is currently unclear how long the show will last.
What should happen in the Friends: The Reunion program?
The characters will appear as themselves, rather than representing the characters from Friends 17 years later. So this is not another episode of the beloved series, but rather a flashback with a revisit of the set, the sharing of behind the scenes images and memories.
A live audience was there for the shoot, according to TMZ , and some of the classic accessories are popping up, including the iconic fountain and Monica and Rachel’s apartment, as well as Central Perk.
HBO Max said in a Hollywood Reporter statement : “In order to avoid any misunderstanding of what this special is, we want to make it very clear that this is not an original new episode of the series. The cast will appear as themselves, not as their beloved characters. “
Lisa Kudrow said in an interview to the Sunday Times : “No audience has seen us together since the end of the series. We will remember, talk about what was going on behind the scenes. We are not the ones who play our characters. This is not an episode. It’s not scripted. It’s six of us meeting for the first time in I don’t know how long. “
David Schwimmer spoke about the reunion on the Graham Norton Show, which you can watch below, but while he gave a little bit, he said a few bits and pieces, including that even though the show wasn’t scripted, the characters will read something. It looks like there will be a quiz, like the one Ross organized where Monica and Rachel lost their apartment to Chandler and Joey.
Jennifer Aniston, meanwhile, told Variety : “I won’t be Rachel, even if I am.” She added, “Well, we’re all kind of little fragments of them. Not really. But yes.”
Who will be cast in Friends: The Reunion Special?
All six of the original cast will appear in Friends: The Reunion. That means you’ll see Jennifer Aniston (Rachel), Courteney Cox (Monica), Lisa Kudrow (Phoebe), David Schwimmer (Ross), Matthew Perry (Chandler) and Matt Le Blanc (Joey).
The six original cast members are all executive producers on the series, alongside Ben Winston, who also directs. Other executive producers include original Friends creators Kevin Bright, Marta Kauffma, and David Crane. Emma Conway and James Longman are also involved.
Celebrities are expected to include James Corden, Reese Witherspoon, Kit Harrington and Lady Gaga, according to Deadline. There is also talk of the appearance of David Beckham.
Is there a Friends: The Reunion trailer?
Yes. HBO Max revealed the official Friends: The Reunion teaser at the same time it revealed the May 27 air date. While the teaser didn’t come off much, Friends fans will love seeing all six of the cast again and the theme has a new twist as well.
Following the teaser, HBO Max then released the show’s official trailer, which you can watch below. It gives us a bit more in terms of what we can expect from the series, and it looks like it’s going to be full of recollection, flashbacks, jokes, and emotion.
Where to catch up seasons 1 to 10 of Friends?
You can watch all 236 episodes of Friends season 1 to 10 on Netflix France.
In the US, all 236 episodes are available to stream on HBO. They might only last 20-25 minutes, but we suggest you start if you want to watch the full series before The Friends: Reunion is released.
Don’t worry if you don’t manage it, they will always be there for you.