Official Trailer For 'Friends: The Reunion' Released
Additional reporting by Lainey Loh
The highly anticipated Friends: The Reunion will air on HBO Max on May 27, bringing together stars Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry, and David Schwimmer together for “a real-life unscripted celebration of the beloved show,” according to HBO Max.
After over a year of waiting, the trailer for the reunion has finally been released, thrilling Friends fans around the world and leaving them misty-eyed.
For Friends fans who are hoping to see what happened to Ross, Rachel, Chandler, Joey, Monica and Phoebe after the final episode, HBO stresses that the cast members are reuniting on the show’s set as themselves rather than as their characters, stating that “this is not a new, original episode of the series” but rather a chance for cast members and fans “to reminisce”.
As shown in the official trailer, the cast of Friends can be seen visiting The Friends Stage aka Stage 24 at Warner Bros. Studios in California where all the magic happened, playing the trivia game that Ross (David Schwimmer) put together in The One with the Embryos, revisiting the iconic fountain from the opening credits, sitting down for a table read together for The One Where Everyone Finds Out, hanging out in Monica's (Courteney Cox) apartment, and more. Safe to say fans should arm themselves with lots of tissues ahead of the special.
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As one of the most beloved sitcoms in the history of television, this Friends reunion has been long-awaited since its confirmation in February 2020. Due to the pandemic, however, the special was delayed for a year. Now that the wait is almost over, the producers have revealed other surprises viewers can look forward to for this reunion: a long list of celebrity guest stars who will make an appearance during the special.
They include Justin Bieber, David Beckham, BTS, James Corden, Lady Gaga, Cindy Crawford, Cara Delevinge, Elliott Gould, Kit Harington, Larry Hankin, Mindy Kaling, Thomas Lennon, Christina Pickles, Tom Selleck, James Michael Tyler, Maggie Wheeler, Reese Witherspoon, and Malala Yousafzai, announced HBO on May 13.
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TV juggernaut Friends debuted in 1994 aired for 10 seasons from September 1994 to May 2004. Revolving around six friends navigating through life in New York City, it is one of the most popular sitcoms in TV history, earning a cult following and has even found a whole new generation of fans owing to its presence on Netflix.