This is more exciting than having Rachel off the plane.
It looks like the long-awaited Friends reunion could actually happen after months of heavy rumours and I couldn’t be excited anymore.
Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, David Schwimmer, Matt LeBlanc and Matthew Perry have reportedly reached an agreement with series creator Warner Bros to do an hour-long unscripted special.
According to Deadline sources, all six of the actors will be paid for the series somewhere from $3 million to $4 million, which will help launch the new streaming platform HBO Max, where Friends will be one of the main attractions.
The special will run up a total bill of around $20 million, reports say, which is consistent with what Netflix has been dishing out with top comedians for hour-long specials, including Dave Chappelle, Chris Rock, Ellen DeGeneres and Amy Schumer.
Co-creators of friends and executive producers Marta Kauffman and David Crane are expected to participate in the special after HBO Max shelled out $425 million for the iconic sitcom rights.
It comes after the pair shut down rumours at the recent 25th anniversary of a potential reboot or scripted reunion, revisiting the characters and previous storylines.
Last year Kauffman spoke at Tribeca TV Festival in September saying:
We are not going to do a reunion show, we are not going to do a reboot.
The series was about that time in life when the family become friends. It won’t beat what we’ve done.
The Friends stars spent a considerable amount of time together, sharing cosy snaps on Instagram on a regular basis.
Matthew Perry recently joined the photo-sharing app as the final cast member, having already racked up an impressive 1.8 billion followers (at the time of writing), without even uploading a single picture!
On Wednesday evening, February 5, the actor had surprised his Twitter followers with a cryptic tweet reading:’ Big news coming…’