Sources tell The Hollywood Reporter that a deal is far from complete, but the cast and the makers would attend.
Oh. My. God.
While the Megahit Friends continues celebrating its 25th anniversary, the sources The Hollywood Reporter report that the six leading actors and creators of Warner Bros. TV's NBC comedy are in talks reunited on HBO Max.
There is currently talk at an un-written reunion special with Jennifer Aniston (Rachel), Courteney Cox (Monica), Lisa Kudrow (Phoebe), Matt LeBlanc (Joey) and Matthew Perry (Chandler)) and David Schwimmer (Ross) and the series creators David Crane and Marta Kauffman. Sources warn that a deal is far from complete and arrangements with performers and creatives still need to be worked out. If and if deals are completed, the challenge will then sort out all schedules. Of course, the talks could shatter and the whole concept could fall apart.
HBO Max and the producers of WBTV declined to comment.
The news of a reunion special comes when friends found a new audience at their streaming home on Netflix. The series officially leaves the streamer at the end of the year and will make its debut on HBO Max, which will be supported by WarnerMedia when the $ 1
According to sources, WarnerMedia Entertainment and the chairman of Direct-to- Consumer Bob Greenblatt was the driving force behind the Friends alliance, which would go well with HBO Max's debut and the comedy's new streaming home. Sources say the cast is ready to do it, a feat in and of itself.
For their part, the cast and makers have remained steadfast over the years since the comedy completed their 10-relay run, which they would not do any sort of scripted revival. NBC hosted a mini Friends reunion in 2016 as part of a special tribute to legendary director and producer James Burrows. Five of the six stars – apart from Perry – took part in the review, which also featured Will and Grace, Cheer's and The Big Bang Theory .
In turn, Aniston shot down the word Friends reboot on October 27 (with a clear "no") but said to the host during the day: "We would love it if there is something but we do not do it. " I do not know what that is. So let's just try it. We are working on something. Aniston returned to television with the premiere of Apple TV + The Morning Show. The drama marks her first regular role in a television series since she wrapped friends. (In the morning show Aniston plays with her friends on screen, Reese Witherspoon.) Recently, Aniston has also posted on Instagram a recent photo of her reunion with her. Friends co-stars.
Friends Producers of Warner Bros. TV attended a series of events this year to celebrate the show's 25th anniversary globe, Central Perk pop-ups, special movie screenings of loved ones Episodes and More.
A Reunion with Friends would immediately provide the kind of TV must-see an aspiring streaming service like HBO Max would like to have, for example, Disney launched its Stre aming service on Tuesday with his highly anticipated Star Wars screenplay drama The Mandalorian.