HBO has announced that the long-awaited reunion episode of the iconic '90s TV show Friends will finally premiere on HBO Max later this month
After several delays due to the coronavirus pandemic, the streaming service confirmed on Friday that Jennifer Aniston, Courtney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry, and David Schwimmer are all set to return for the show's one-off, unscripted reunion on May 27, which will air exclusively on HBO Max.
Along with the announcement, HBO also released a teaser video showing the sitcom's main leads walking arm-in-arm while a slowed-down version of the show's iconic theme song "I'll Be There For You" plays in the background. Check out the short clip below:
The special episode will see the beloved cast returning to the Stage 24 of the Warner Bros. Studio, the original soundstage where the iconic show was filmed throughout its 10-season run from 1994 to 2004. Multiple reports revealed that all six stars will each receive at least $2.5 million for participating in the hotly-anticipated episode.
Aside from the seminal show's original cast, the special episode, fittingly called Friends: The Reunion, will also feature a variety of special guests including David Beckham, Justin Bieber, BTS, James Corden, Cindy Crawford, Cara Delevingne, Lady Gaga, Kit Harington, Mindy Kaling, and Malala Yousafzai.
Other special guests joining the reunion special are some of the show's beloved characters such as Larry Hankin (Mr. Heckles), Thomas Lennon (Randall), Elliott Gould (Jack Geller), Christina Pickles (Judy Geller), Tom Selleck (Dr. Richard Burke), James Michael Tyler (Gunther), Maggie Wheeler (Janice), and Reese Witherspoon (Jill Greene).
All six cast members are executive-producing the special episode along with Friends executive producers Kevin Bright, Marta Kauffman, David Crane and director Ben Winston.
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