This is already a reality that is getting closer and closer and we can’t be more nervous because ‘so no one told US life was gonna be this way’, okay?
If there is something that ‘Friends’ fans have dreamed of since May 2004 (which is when the series ended), it is a reunion of the actors – in whatever format. During these years there has been talk of film, ‘reboot’, ‘remake’, attendance of the six to programs … But none of this has happened and everything has remained in rumors (or in an attempt, as was the meeting of five of them in Hollywood’s tribute to director James Burrows).
But with the 25th anniversary of the series, its move from Netflix to HBO Max and all the digital ‘noise’ that was generated due to collective nostalgia, in November 2019, The Hollywood Reporter announced that this reunion could happen and, if it I did, it would be on HBO Max. And what happened? Because we were so used to that kind of news, we were half excited. So, 2020 came and the meeting was confirmed. And all was joy until the pandemic arrived: the meeting was delayed, it was delayed again and we returned to the starting point.
THE ‘FRIENDS’ MEETING ON HBO MAX
In November 2020 we finally knew when the recording would be. It was Matthew Perry Chandler himself who announced it, through a ‘tweet’ that achieved more than one hundred thousand interactions in a matter of hours. And it is not for less: the date of the recording was estimated for the beginning of March 2021.
“The ‘Friends’ reunion has been rescheduled for the beginning of March. It looks like we will have a very busy year. I like it that way!” He tweeted. To you and everyone, Chandler, we can’t wait any longer for this event fantasy.
Later it was Lisa Kudrow Phoebe who gave us another pistilla about this meeting, in an interview for the actor Rob Lowe’s podcast: “I have already prerecorded something … (laugh), but we will all get together in spring – he explained – no, the meeting is not scripted, it is not a ‘reboot’ in which we do our characters. It is us talking together, which does not happen much and has never happened in front of people since 2004, when we finished filming the last chapter “.