Friends: The Reunion premieres May 27 on HBO Max, marking the streamer’s first birthday.
The long-awaited special episode will see the six stars of the hit 1990s sitcom – Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry and David Schwimmer – return to the original Warner Bros. soundstage. for a “real life”. , unscripted celebration.
HBO has confirmed that several special guests will appear alongside the original cast members, including David Beckham, Justin Bieber, BTS, James Corden, Cara Delevingne, Lady Gaga and Kit Harington, to name a few.
Several supporting characters from the original show will also be returning for “The One Where They Get Back Together” – Elliott Gould, Reese Witherspoon and Tom Selleck among them.
Ben Winston, co-executive producer of The Late Late Show with James Corden, directed the special, while original creators Kevin Bright, Marta Kauffman and David Crane served as executive producers – alongside the original six cast members.
Keep your friends close
A Reunion of Friends has been on the cards since the series ended with its tenth season in 2004, but the cast have been notoriously low-key about the details of an official episode.
There have been clues, of course – like when the show’s original set designer teased Monica’s resurrected apartment – but Friends: The Reunion will mark the first official TV release of the original six-member cast in addition to a decade.
The reunion special was originally slated for release on HBO Max in May 2020 alongside the 236 episodes of the original series, but the Covid-19 pandemic has delayed filming until earlier in 2021.
We won’t have to wait much longer, however – the occupants of New York’s most famous apartments will be reunited on May 27. Now: when will this Joey reunion episode take place?