The phenomenal 90’s sitcom Friends ended in 2004, as the six New Yorkers that took the world by storm exited the famous apartment. But the show still resonates with the current generation, and is still one of the most-streamed television shows in sites.
Over 16 years without bonus content from the cast, avid Friends fans have been demanding a reunion. The answer came in the form of Instagram posts from all six stars, captioned ‘It’s happening.’ The news overwhelmed not just the viewers and fans of the show, but also earned remarkable reactions from a lot of famous personalities as well.
HBO Max will be the streaming partner for the exclusive unscripted special that was scheduled to air in May 2020. However, due to the Coronavirus outbreak, the much-awaited reunion was postponed until further notice.
But latest news from one of the main cast brought hope to the seemingly endless wait. During a recent interview on Fallon via video chat, David Schwimmer, who was Ross Geller on the show, said that the new schedule for filming will be sometime in August provided it is safe enough.
Aside from it being unscripted, the reunion special will include surprise content for the viewers. Rumors circulate the internet that the special episode is entitled ‘The One Where They Got Back Together’ - an ode to the episode titles of the show.
Fans went wild after Jennifer Aniston, who played Rachel Green, finally joined Instagram, and posted a group photo of her with the other five Friends cast as her first post. Matthew Perry, who was Chandler Bing, completed the set after being the last of the six to finally set up his Instagram account.
Just shortly after, the cast had begun teasing the news of the reunion.
The show will apparently be directed by Ben Winston, and produced by the original producers of the show, Martha Kaufman and David Crane.
Friends was initially not meant to happen the way that it did - so much obstacles stood in the way of it. David Schwimmer originally did not want to do another sitcom again after a horrible experience in a previous one, Jennifer Aniston was doing another series as well. Poor ratings for the test pilot, actors with previous commitments, and even the network’s dislike of it were among the few reasons why the show almost did not make it.
But here it is, 26 years after the pilot aired, Friends still holds the title for being the world’s favorite sitcom. It has an unexplainable timelessness that still appeals to the new generation, still causing a global argument of whether or not Ross and Rachel really were on a break, still has viewers yearning for a solid friendship and a coffee house just below the apartment.