The Friends Reunion Has Suffered Another Setback

Lawrence Kim
August 8, 2020

Jennifer Aniston is providing a positive spin to the highly-awaited Friends reunion special being delayed due to COVID-19.

Jennifer Aniston spoke out about its delay, saying: "It's going to be super". "We do think there's a value to having a big, raucous live audience to experience these six great friends coming back together and we didn't want to just suddenly do it on a web call with, you know, six squares and people shooting from their kitchens and bedrooms".

Speaking to Deadline after the news broke, Aniston said: "Unfortunately it's very sad that we had to move it again". "So I choose to see it as the glass is half-full that it got postponed", she says. You're never going to get rid of Friends, sorry. "You're suck with us for life guys".

Star David Schwimmer, who plays Ross Geller in the iconic sitcom, has told fans the reunion is "definitely" still happening and that all of the show's main stars - Jennifer Aniston (Rachel Green), Courteney Cox (Monica Geller), Lisa Kudrow (Phoebe Buffay), Matthew Perry (Chandler Bing), and Matt LeBlanc (Joey Tribbiani) - are all slated to return. But as per the new Variety report, it looks like the August date is going to be pushed yet again.

The Hollywood Reporter first claimed in November 2019 that Warner Bros Television, the production company and distributor of the series, was developing a reunion special to help launch HBO Max, WarnerMedia's streaming service.

The "Friends" reunion has been in the works for months but was officially announced in February.

Ben Winston was tapped to direct the reunion special, with original producers Marta Kauffman, David Crane and Kevin Bright serving as executive producers.

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