A ‘Friends’ Reunion Is Reportedly In The Works At HBO Max & I’m Screaming
Attention Friends fans around the world, this is not a drill. An HBO Max Friends reunion is reportedly in the works, so pretty soon fans might have more time with their six besties. On Nov. 12, The Hollywood Reporter announced that talks are underway for HBO Max to host a reunion of the show's six main cast members and its creators. Though the streaming service declined to confirm these reports when Elite Daily reached out for comment, fans already couldn't be any more excited.
While many fans are probably hoping for a reboot of the series, it looks like HBO Max might be bringing them the next best thing. If the deal goes through — and it's apparently still very much up in the air — THR reported the HBO Max Friends reunion will be an unscripted special that will feature Jennifer Aniston (Rachel), Courteney Cox (Monica), Lisa Kudrow (Phoebe), Matt LeBlanc (Joey), Matthew Perry (Chandler), and David Schwimmer (Ross), as well as series creators David Crane and Marta Kauffman.
This news comes just weeks after Aniston alluded to the possibility of a Friends reunion during her Oct. 28 appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. At the time, she said, "Listen, we would love for there to be something, but we don't know what that something is. So, we're just trying. We're working on something." That something might just be this reported HBO Max reunion.
It makes sense that HBO Max might be the home of a Friends reunion, since the upcoming streaming service will also be the new home of all 10 seasons of Friends. The NBC comedy has enjoyed consistent popularity even 25 years after its 1994 premiere, thanks in part to its availability on Netflix. Now that Friends is switching streaming services, its many fans just might move with it.
In 2016, a Friends mini-reunion of sorts occurred in conjunction with a special that aired on NBC to honor legendary director and producer James Burrows. Five of the six cast members joined to share memories from the show (Perry couldn't make it because of another project). But, if this HBO Max reunion pans out, then it would be the first time the entire cast and creative team will be brought together in honor of Friends.