By: Shubhaprada Iyer
Ever since the popular sitcom F.R.I.E.N.D.S aired its last episode in May 2004, fans have been eagerly waiting to catch a glimpse of the six friends. Even after 17 years, the show is perhaps the most popular, and is still watched, and re-watched by its fans. Jennifer Aniston, Lisa Kudrow, Courtney Cox, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry and David Schwimmer reunited to the Friends original soundstage 24, on the Warner Bros. Studio lot in Burbank, California, to film the special, unscripted reunion episode. This reunion is set to premiere on 27th May 2021 on HBO Max.
After almost a year since the original announcement of “It’s happening”, F.R.I.E.N.D.S fans will finally get to see “The One Where They Get Back Together.” The reunion was expected to launch last year in May 2020, but due to the ensuing pandemic, it could not happen. The official announcement came in on Thursday as a teaser with the cast walking together holding each other closely. The teaser revealed the release date of the reunion with the acoustic version of the theme song as the background score. – PURE NOSTALGIA!
Along with the official announcement, the makers also announced the special guest list for the episode. It included celebrities like David Beckham, Justin Bieber, BTS, James Corden, Cindy Crawford, Cara Delevingne, Lady Gaga, Kit Harington, Mindy Kaling, Thomas Lennon, and Malala Yousafzai. Apart from them, many supporting actors will also be joining – Tom Selleck (Richard), Reese Witherspoon (Jill), Elliott Gould (Jack Geller), Larry Hankin (Heckles), Christina Pickles (Judy Geller), James Michael Tyler (Gunther) and Maggie Wheeler (Janice). It has been reported that the stars will be earning $2.5 million each for taking part, which makes it evident that the reunion episode is grand!
The episode will premiere on the streaming giant on the 27th of May, although, it would not be available in India.