They’ll be there for you, like they’ve been there before.
HBO Max announced today that the cast of Friends will reunite for an untitled unscripted special, to debut on the streaming service when it launches in May 2020. Also available on that date will be all 236 episodes of the original series, which left Netflix at the end of 2019.
Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry, and David Schwimmer are all set to show for the special. Such star power won’t come cheap — Variety reports the actors will be paid “at least US$2.5 million apiece.”
Filming will take place on Stage 24 of the Warner Bros. Studio lot, which is the original soundstage for the show. Ben Winston will direct the special, which again is a reunion talk between the actors, not a new episode with the characters.
Quipped Kevin Reilly, chief content officer of HBO Max, in a statement: “Guess you could call this the one where they all got back together.”