Delayed 'Friends' reunion special won’t be ready for the launch of HBO Max.
'Friends' special is likely to get stuck in second gear for a lot longer than fans would have liked. HBO Max is scheduled to launch in May; however, the streaming service confirmed the unscripted reunion wouldn’t be ready in time.
Earlier, the filming was postponed in March due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, putting a stop to almost every small and big screen production. Despite the delay, the show was still expected to be completed by the time HBO Max launched in May (the date is yet to be announced). However, that ship has pretty much sailed now.
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Friends special (confirmed to be not a new episode of the popular sitcom) received the green light in February and is set to reunite the lead stars Jennifer Aniston, Matthew Perry, Courteney Cox, Matt LeBlanc, David Schwimmer, and Lisa Kudrow. The last time we saw them share the screen together was the series finale on 6th May 2004.
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The reunion will be filmed on the sitcom’s original Warner Bros. studio in California. Luckily for the fans, it shall feature unseen footage from the show’s 10-year run.
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Besides the ten seasons of Friends, HBO Max will house all the episodes of 'The Big Bang Theory,' 'Pretty Little Liars,' and 'The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.' In addition, the streaming network will broadcast all of HBO’s programming, including the new lineup of original series. The service will cost $14.99 per month.