Remember the good ole’ days, when the top sitcoms like “Cheers” and “Friends” were actually funny, and Hollywood writers were less concerned with making political points than making their audiences laugh?
The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that talks are underway for a Friends reunion special that would bring back all six main cast members – Courteney Cox, Jennifer Aniston, Lisa Kudrow, David Schwimmer, Matthew Perry, and Matt LeBlanc – plus creators David Crane and Marta Kauffman.
The Daily Mail reports – Friends, which aired 10 seasons on NBC from 1994 to 2004, had been streaming in its entirety on Netflix since January 2015.
It was reported in July that the new WarnerMedia streaming service HBO Max had obtained the rights to Friends, outbidding Netflix for the coveted rights, with the show leaving Netflix at the end of 2019 and HBO Max slated to launch in May 2020.
25 years after its debut, Friends still remains one of television’s most enduring sitcoms, and now the stars may be reuniting.
The Hollywood Reporter reported Tuesday that all six of the original Friends stars – Courteney Cox, Jennifer Aniston, Lisa Kudrow, Matthew Perry, David Schwimmer, and Matt LeBlanc are in talks for a reunion special on HBO Max.
Sources claim that WarnerMedia Entertainment chairman Bob Greenblatt was a ‘driving force’ in pushing for the Friends reunion.
The cast and creators have been adamant over the years that a reunion or a reboot would never happen.
Aniston revealed in October on Howard Stern’s Sirius XM radio show that a reboot, ‘won’t be even close to as good what it was,’ and it, ‘would ruin’ the original.
Since the show turned these rising stars into household names, we’re exploring their life after the hit show, which ran for 10 seasons.
For everyone who’s been wondering what the cast of Friends has been up to and how they look 15 years after calling it quits, here’s your chance.
In June, during an appearance on the Ellen Show, Friends co-star Jennifer Aniston told Ellen Degeneres that she and her co-stars would do a reunion show.
55-year old actress Courtney Cox, who played Monica Geller on the sitcom, shared a selfie on her Instagram account that showed her reuniting with 50-year-old Jennifer Aniston, who played Rachel Green and 52-year-old Matthew LeBlanc, who played Joey Tribbiani.
“A rare night and I love it,” the 55-year-old actress captioned her selfie with Aniston and LeBlanc.
Cox also posted an image with Lisa Kudrow, who played “Phoebe” on the hit show “Friends.”
On June 14th, Courtney Cox celebrated her 55th birthday with her gal pals from “Friends.” She posted a photo of herself with Aniston and Kudrow the following week.
Many of us who long for non-politically correct TV are hopeful that a “Friends” reunion will stay true to its roots and give us a reason to watch TV again, if only for one night.