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HBO Max sets premiere date for “Friends: The Reunion” special

HBO Max has revealed the debut date for its highly anticipated special, Friends: The Reunion. The reunion premieres May 27, marking the one-year anniversary of the streamer’s launch. Friends alum Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, ...
May 14, 2021

HBO Max has revealed the debut date for its highly anticipated special, Friends: The Reunion.

The reunion premieres May 27, marking the one-year anniversary of the streamer’s launch. Friends alum Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry and David Schwimmer return to the iconic comedy’s original soundstage, Stage 24, on the Warner Bros. Studio lot in Burbank for what is being billed as “an unscripted celebration of the beloved show.”

The reunion special was originally slated to air in 2020 but was postponed due to the pandemic.

Friends: The Reunion will also feature a variety of special guests (some of whom played recurring characters), 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 produced 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 executive produced the special. Emma Conway, James Longman and Stacey Thomas-Muir co-executive produced.

Photo: Warner Bros. Television/Getty Images

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