A Friends Reunion Special – Complete With Full Cast – Is In The Works

As the '90s megahit continues to celebrate its 25th anniversary, sources say that the six core stars and the creators of the NBC comedy from Warner Bros. TV are in talks to reunite.

Oh. My. God. 

Prayers have been answered this morning as The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed that a Friends reunion special is in development at HBO Max, the new WarnerMedia-backed streaming platform.

The report states: "Talks are currently underway for an unscripted reunion special that would feature Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry and David Schwimmer, as well as series creators David Crane and Marta Kauffman.

"Sources caution that a deal is far from done and agreements with cast and creatives still need to be hammered out. When and if deals are completed, the challenge then becomes sorting out everyone's schedules. Of course, the talks could fizzle and the whole concept could fall apart."

With the sitcom only rising in popularity since being added to the Netflix library, news of a reunion should come as no surprise.

However, this is the first definitive news that the six cast members who shaped our formative years will be getting back together.

HBO Max and producers WBTV declined to comment but the report states that WarnerMedia Entertainment and direct-to-consumer chairman Bob Greenblatt is the driving force behind this Friends reunion.

It has been reported that WarnerMedia will be paying $85 million per year for five years ($425 million) to reclaim the streaming rights to Friends from Netflix. On that note, it makes perfect sense for them to invest in a new episode of the beloved sitcom.

Over the years, various cast members have offered mixed messages about the idea of a Friends reunion but during a recent interview with Ellen, Jennifer Aniston said: "We would love for there to be something, but we don't know what that something is. So we're just trying. We're working on something."

Aniston returned to television with the premiere of Apple TV+'s The Morning Show. 

The drama marks her first TV series regular role since she wrapped Friends. (On The Morning Show, Aniston stars opposite her Friends onscreen sister, Reese Witherspoon.)

The actress also recently joined Instagram by posting a recent photo of her reuniting with her Friends co-stars.

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