The ‘Friends’ Reunion on HBO Max Has a Premiere Date, Teaser, and a Ton of Guest Stars
We are no longer on a break! HBO Max announced on May 13 that Friends: The Reunion will premiere in less than a month.
Yes, the reunion special starring the cast of Friends—Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry, and David Schwimmer—will be available to HBO Max subscribers on May 27.
HBO Max also shared a chills-inducing teaser video, which features the main cast walking on the iconic lot. The video even gave the special a Friends-style episode title: “The One Where They Get Back Together.”
For the special, the six ‘90s legends join a packed lineup of guest stars at the sitcom’s original soundstage, Stage 24, on the Warner Bros. Studio for the “unscripted celebration” of Friends. The Friends fans crashing the party include David Beckham, Justin Bieber, BTS, James Corden, Cindy Crawford, Cara Delevingne, Lady Gaga, Elliott Gould, Kit Harington, Larry Hankin, Mindy Kaling, Thomas Lennon, Christina Pickles, Tom Selleck, James Michael Tyler, Maggie Wheeler, Reese Witherspoon, and Malala Yousafzai.
Fun fact: BTS member RM learned English by watching Friends. “My English teacher was a sitcom — Friends,” he said on The Ellen DeGeneres Show in 2017, per People. “I think back in the days when I was like 14, 15, it was like a syndrome for all the Korean parents to make their kids watch Friends. I thought I was kind of like, a victim at that time, but right now I’m the lucky one. So thanks to my mother— he bought all the seasons [on] DVD!”
As for what you can expect from the special, don’t hold out for the return of Ross, Rachel, Monica, Chandler, Phoebe, and Joey. “I’ll be David. Nothing is scripted, and we are not in character,” Schwimmer recently told Graham Norton. He added, “We are all ourselves, although there is one section of it that I don’t want to give away, but we all read something.” So I guess there’s still hope?!
Friends: The Reunion officially wrapped filming in early April and we’ve been waiting patiently ever since.