The one where we finally get a “Friends” reunion!
Per Variety on Friday, the cast of the legendary NBC sitcom — including Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, David Schwimmer and Matthew Perry — are all coming together for an exclusive untitled, unscripted special on HBO Max.
The actors and actresses will return to their old stomping grounds — aka Stage 24 (dubbed “The ‘Friends’ Stage”) — on the Warner Bros. Studio lot in Burbank.
A source told the publication that each star will reportedly receive at least $2.5 million for the television extravaganza.
Friday on Instagram, Cox — who played perfectionist Monica Geller — confirmed the explosive news on her page.
While sharing a throwback photo of her and her co-stars, she added the caption, “It’s happening...”
The special, as well as all 236 episodes of “Friends,” will be available to fans when HBO Max launches in May.
Kevin Reilly, chief content officer at HBO Max and president of TBS, TNT, and truTV, said in a statement, “Guess you could call this the one where they all got back together — we are reuniting with David, Jennifer, Courteney, Matt, Lisa, and Matthew for an HBO Max special that will be programmed alongside the entire ‘Friends’ library.”
Reilly continued, “I became aware of ‘Friends’ when it was in the very early stages of development and then had the opportunity to work on the series many years later and have delighted in seeing it catch on with viewers generation after generation. It taps into an era when friends — and audiences — gathered together in real time and we think this reunion special will capture that spirit, uniting original and new fans.”
The legendary comedy premiered in September 1994 and ran for 10 seasons until May 2004.
They’ll be there for you!