Friends: The Reunion to Debut on HBO Max May 27

Friends’ Reunion Special at HBO Max to Premiere in May, Drops First Teaser

The long-delayed Friends reunion special at HBO Max will finally be presented.

“Friends: The Reunion” will debut on HBO Max on May 27. In addition, HBO Max debuted the first teaser trailer for the special, which can be viewed above.

“Friends: The Reunion” will now debut on the one year anniversary of the launch of HBO Max and exactly one year after it was originally supposed to air. However, the special was delayed multiple times due to the production shutdown caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. It was originally set to film in February 2020 but was only able to begin filming in April.

It will feature Friends” stars Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry, and David Schwimmer as they return to the iconic comedy’s original soundstage, Stage 24, on the Warner Bros. Studio lot in Burbank for an celebration of the beloved show. Sources close to the project told Variety last year that each of the six stars would receive at least $2.5 million for participating in the special.

It will also feature guest stars including: David Beckham, Justin Bieber, BTS, James Corden, Cindy Crawford, Cara Delevingne, Lady Gaga, Elliott Gould, Kit Harington, Larry Hankin, Mindy Kaling, Thomas Lennon, Christina Pickles, Tom Selleck, James Michael Tyler, Maggie Wheeler, Reese Witherspoon and Malala Yousafzai.

Ben Winston directed the special and executive produces along with “Friends” executive producers Kevin Bright, Marta Kauffman, and David Crane. The special hails from Warner Bros. Unscripted Television in association with Warner Horizon, Fulwell 73 Productions and Bright/Kauffman/Crane Productions. Aniston, Cox, Kudrow, LeBlanc, Perry, and Schwimmer also executive produce. Emma Conway, James Longman and Stacey Thomas-Muir co-executive produce.

In 2020, all 10 seasons of “Friends” left Netflix and joined HBO Max in a deal that is rumored to have cost WarnerMedia over $400 million for the rights to the original series.

Below is the first footage from long-awaited reunion of the cast of the iconic NBC comedy series, along with a premiere date and a rather impressive list of guest stars.

 

Friends: The Reunion also has a premiere date now — and it’s much sooner than you might expect: May 27 (which is, quite naturally, a Thursday).

The rather wild and diverse guest-star list includes: David Beckham, Justin Bieber, BTS, James Corden, Cindy Crawford, Cara Delevingne, Lady Gaga, Elliott Gould, Kit Harington, Larry Hankin, Mindy Kaling, Thomas Lennon, Christina Pickles, Tom Selleck, James Michael Tyler, Maggie Wheeler, Reese Witherspoon and Malala Yousafzai.

Naturally, the special stars Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry, and David Schwimmer. The original Friends return to the iconic comedy’s original soundstage, Stage 24, on the Warner Bros. Studio lot in Burbank for a real-life unscripted celebration of the beloved show.

Ben Winston directed the special and executive produced along with Friends executive producers Kevin Bright, Marta Kauffman and David Crane.

Friends premiered in 1994 and ran for 10 seasons on NBC.

It remains one of the most popular shows, having exploded on streaming when its 236 episodes debuted on Netflix in 2015 and earned a new generation of fans.

Friends left Netflix in 2019 and shifted to WarnerMedia’s HBO Max in 2020.