After a long 17 years, your favourite TV show, Friends, cast had a reunion last week. Before this, 6 friends met on a film set.
The One With The Reunion brought together the sitcom’s original cast of Matthew Perry (Chandler), Jennifer Aniston (Rachel), Courteney Cox (Monica), Lisa Kudrow (Phoebe), Matt LeBlanc (Joey) and David Schwimmer (Ross).
The reunion show will be aired on the HBO Max streaming service, the reunion was originally due to be filmed last August but was delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
A broadcast date is yet to be announced but it’s expected to be over the next few months.
Friends was the biggest sitcom of the 1990s, and has found a new generation of fans (and critics) owing to re-runs and streaming services like Netflix.
Ever since HBO confirmed the reunion episode, speculation has been rife as to what extent, if at all, the cast will reprise their roles.
Speaking on the BBC’s Graham Norton Show, Schwimmer appeared to provide clarity… until he didn’t.
Jennifer Aniston provided more (or less) clarity (or confusion) about the issue while speaking to Variety magazine last year.
“I will not be Rachel, although I kind of am,” she said. “Well, we’re all sort of little fragments of them. Not really. But yeah.”
Although details of the recording are yet to emerge, audience posts collated on social media suggest it was a real nostalgia trip, in line with the FriendsFest events (featuring original props and replica sets) that continue to draw fans worldwide.