HBO Max streaming service is attempting to put together an official reunion of the cast of Friends according to Comicbook.com that is supposed to begin filming in August. This special will not consist of new episodes, but rather a one time reunion of the cast to reminisce about the series HBO Max continues to urge fans to catch up on the comedy series as plans continue to reveal for the reunion.
Voting begins tomorrow for the first annual #HBOMaxGames! Get ready to see your favorite Friends episodes go head to head. You can stream all episodes now on @HBOMax. https://t.co/5ZTQZg5148 pic.twitter.com/tsRCo9UbsO
— FRIENDS (@FriendsTV) July 6, 2020
The special was originally planning to shoot back in March of this year, but due to the Coronavirus pandemic, has been postponed. As of now, no set details have been revealed regarding a future release date, but co-star David Schwimmer (L.A. Law) gave a brief insight as he revealed in a recent interview that they could shoot it very soon.
Schwimmer announced in an interview with The AP, “We’re hoping to shoot it, I think the hope right now is to shoot it in August if, of course, it’s safe to do so.” Schimmer continued, “Part of the plan was always to have a live-audience component of the show. By the way, it’s unscripted, we’re not playing our characters. It’s basically an interview with all six of us reuniting for literally the first time in probably ten years. So we’ll see, I hope it happens in August, if not it’ll be when it’s safe to do so.”
Schwimmer along with co-stars Jennifer Aniston (The Break-Up) , Courteney Cox (Family Ties), Lisa Kudrow (Cheers), Matt LeBlanc (Joey), and Matthew Perry (17 Again) will reunite for the special, tagging along include series creators David Crane (Dream On) as well as Marta Kauffman (Grace and Frankie).
With the pandemic’s uncertainty, the live-audience component is in the air.