Friends Unscripted Reunion Special Is Officially Confirmed For HBO Max

It has finally been confirmed, after more than 15 years the cast of Friends are finally coming back together for an unscripted reunion on HBO Max.

The reunion special will see the six original cast members Jennifer Anniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry, and David Schwimmer reprising their iconic roles in an untitled, unscripted special on HBO Max. 

“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,” Kevin Reilly, HBO Max’s chief content officer, said in an official press statement.

“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,” Reilly continued. “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.”

Jennifer Anniston also took to Instagram to post about how the reunion was really happening.

The long-running series sadly left Netflix in January 2020 in the US for WarnerMedia’s own streaming platform HBO Max, where all 236 of its episodes will be streamed, as well as the unscripted reunion special. 

The special will be directed and executive produced by Ben Winston, alongside Friends producers Marta Kauffman, Kevin S. Bright, and David Crane.