Courtney Cox: 'It's happening' the cast of 'Friends' is reuniting

Lawrence Kim
February 25, 2020

Though the sitcom aired its series finale over 15 years ago, third-party market researchers have said "Friends" was one of Netflix's most-watched shows.

The cast of the show from left, David Schwimmer, Lisa Kudrow, Matthew Perry, Courteney Cox Arquette, Jennifer Aniston and Matt LeBlanc pose after the show won outstanding comedy series at the 54th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, in Los Angeles in September 2002.

Perry broke the news on Instagram with the message: "It's happening" - which was then shared by the rest of the cast.

News of a reunion special arrives as "Friends" has found new audiences at its streaming home on Netflix.

The six friends will return to the original soundstage of the show, Stage 24, on the Warner Bros.

All other Friends cast members - Courteney Cox, David Schwimmer, Lisa Kudrow, Jennifer Aniston and Matthew Perry - posted a throwback Rolling Stone magazine cover snap on their Instagram accounts to confirm the one-off reunion is a go.

Fans of the TV show Friends have been waiting a LONG time for the cast to get back together.and now it's finally happening! Her post attracted more than 650,000 likes inside an hour.

Rumours have been floating around that the much-loved sitcom - which finished in 2004 after 10 series' - would be returning, but it has now been officially confirmed by the cast.

The special, along with all 236 episodes of Friends, will be available to stream when WarnerMedia's HBO Max streaming service debuts in May. Whatever it is, Kauffman seems to have changed his mind, as it will produce a special meeting with executive co-producer David Crane.

David Schwimmer - who plays Ross Geller - recently said he didn't think a revival of the show would be "possible", as he campaigned for it to instead be rebooted with an all-black or all-Asian cast. "Sources told Deadline that each of the stars will receive something in the "$3 million-$4 million range" for the special, which they're all executive producing, as well.

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