The 'Friends' reunion special has finished filming: 'Could we BE anymore excited?'
The one-off special starring the cast of the hit show will be shown on HBO Max
After numerous delays owing to the coronavirus pandemic, Friends: The Reunion special has wrapped up filming, the show’s Instagram account confirmed.
On Sunday, it uploaded a photo showing a "Friends: The Reunion" backdrop with a caption that reads: "That’s a wrap! Could we BE anymore excited!? Friends: The Reunion is coming to @hbomax."
The one-off special is set to air on HBO Max, although a release date has not yet been announced. It will star the original Friends cast, made up of Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, David Schwimmer, Matthew Perry and Matt LeBlanc.
The show that focused on the lives of six twenty-somethings living in New York City, ended in 2004 after 10 years and 236 episodes, but it remains one of the most popular TV shows in reruns.
What’s the 'Friends Reunion' special about?
This will not be another 22- to 23-minute episode about the trials and tribulations of the show's six characters. In fact, the stars won't even be in character and instead the one-off unscripted special will be in a talk-show format.
Kudrow, who played musician and masseuse Phoebe Buffay, previously shared more details with Rob Lowe during an episode of his podcast, Literally! With Rob Lowe.
"It is not a reboot, it is not like a scripted thing, we are not portraying our characters," she said.
"It is us getting together, which just doesn't happen and has never happened in front of other people since 2004 when we stopped."
She confirmed the six actors would be "talking in a coffee house room" and that "some sets will be up".
When the special was first announced, sources told The Hollywood Reporter that the cast, who all negotiated together, will earn more than double their former per-episode fee for the reunion. That's between $2.5 million and $3m.
Back when the original show was being filmed, the cast famously renegotiated their salaries together to earn $1m per episode each.
Scroll through our gallery below to see each 'Friends' cast member then and now:
Updated: April 12, 2021 01:27 PM