'Friends' cast finally confirm they are reuniting for HBO special
Within the hour, the stars of the hit American sitcom Friends have confirmed that a reunion show is happening on HBO.
Confirming the highly-anticipated reunion, Jennifer Aniston (Rachel Green), David Schwimmer (Ross Geller), Courteney Cox (Monica Geller), Matthew Perry (Chandler Bing), and Lisa Kudrow (Phoebe Buffay) all shared the same post on social media, along with the caption "It's happening."
Each caption also contained the Instagram handles for the other five cast members and HBO.
The only star not to share the image was Matt LeBlanc (Joey Tribianni), who instead decided to share an image of the cast of war sitcom M*A*S*H.
However, the M*A*S*H movie adaption did star Elliot Gould, who famously played Ross and Monica's father, Jack Geller, in the hit show.
Rumors of a reunion on HBO Max started to gain traction back in November, when The Hollywood Reporter posted an article detailing how "talks" were occurring for "an unscripted reunion special" involving the six main cast members and series creators David Crane and Marta Kauffman.Last year, Aniston also appeared on Ellen and confirmed that she would "love" to do a Friends reunion:
Back in October, Aniston appeared on Howard Stern's Sirius XM Radio show, in which she revealed there was a little-to-no chance of an official Friends reboot/movie happening, saying:
"Our producers wouldn't want it, wouldn't let us. Look, it's not been without our desire to, because our fans have wanted it so much...
"It would have been fun. We could have redesigned it for a couple episodes. But whatever. Maybe it's better this way, but we'll never know."
This exciting news also comes just months after hopes of a Friends comeback were quashed by show creator Kauffman. Fans were very disappointed to learn that a reboot was not on the cards. In fact, the 62-year-old insisted that a revival would only serve to disappoint fans.
Speaking to Rolling Stone, Kauffman explained: "There are several reasons. One, the show is about a time in your life when your friends are your family. It’s not that time anymore. All we'd be doing is putting those six actors back together, but the heart of the show would be gone."
So, we may not be getting the reboot, but let's just enjoy the fact that we are getting The One With The Reunion...