Friends Special Reunion Episode Is On Its Way. (Photo Credit: Instagram)
The entire cast of Friends officially confirmed a reunion show on their respective Instagram accounts on Friday by sharing the Rolling Stone magazine cover featuring the actors from the sitcom’s early days, with the caption ''It’s happening''. The original show featured Jennifer Aniston, Matthew Perry, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc and David Schwimmer in lead roles. It started airing in the year 1994 and ended in 2004 after a successful 10 seasons.
The series finale was watched by 52.5 million viewers in the US, making it the fifth most-watched series finale in television history, and the most-watched television episode of the 2000s decade.
The fans of one of the most popular sitcoms couldn't be happier and expressed their excitement on the social media. Actor Reese Witherspoon reacted to Matthew’s post saying, ''This is EPIC''. On Jennifer's post, he commented, ''HOLY COW!!! This is 100,'' with a star emoji. Modern Family actor Sarah Hyland reacted, ''EXCUSE ME?!'' whereas Kate Hudson wrote, ''I feel like the whole world just had a collective orgasm!''
Check out the reactions of fans below:
#FriendsReunion— Sreekar K. (@SreekarOfficial) February 22, 2020
The one with the Reunion
Can't wait to see ðŸ¤©
It's happening ðŸ¥³
What you guys expect from reunion?
I think it starts with emma watching 2020 video
Hey emma! It's year 2020 pic.twitter.com/9wPslOaM7C
The show will be launched by HBO Max in May. According to Variety, each actor is expected to receive $2.5 million for taking part in the special. ''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, chief content officer at HBO Max, said in a 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. 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," he added.
The episode won't be a fictional piece where the cast get into the skin of their characters but will be a one-time show for an hour or so. The episode will revolve around the theme of 'a retrospective and interviews with the cast' and would possibly be hosted by Ellen DeGeneres. The show, was a phenomenon during its 10-year run and later went on to find cult status with new audiences through TV reruns and Netflix