The Friends reunion special is one of the most anticipated shows today, but unfortunately, it was delayed again.
It was explained that the Friends HBO Max had to put off filming due to the coronavirus crisis. The pandemic Is still ongoing, and it affected the production and premiere.
Filming was originally scheduled for mid-March, but they were forced to halt it, and the date was re-set to May. With the new date, the production team was hoping it will be ready when HBO Max is launched.
The Friends reunion special did not make it on the May 27 launching as its filming was moved again.
After the second delay, Variety reported that there is no new date as to when the production can start again. They have not decided on a new filming date yet since the coronavirus is still around.
About the Friends Reunion special
The show was confirmed in February after years of getting requests from fans. They want the show to return and asking for all the original cast members to be in it.
The fans’ wish finally happened when the cast started to meet up again and discuss the possibility of them appearing in Friends reboot.
In 2018, Jennifer Aniston revealed that she, Lisa Kudrow and Courteney Cox have talked about rebooting their popular sitcom. They all love the idea and soon were having informal meetings with the others as well.
“Courteney, Lisa and I talk about it,” Aniston told In Style. “I fantasize about it. It really was the greatest job I ever had.”
She added, “I don’t know what it would look like today, but you never know. So many shows are being successfully rebooted.”
Confirmation of the show
The show was finally confirmed in February, but it will not be a series anymore. Rather, the cast will reunite for a special that will have no script and will be released via HBO Max.
The newest streaming site will also be the new home of the Friends series. All its 10 seasons will be streamed thereafter WarnerMedia outbid Netflix and paid $400 million for the rights to the series.
In the unscripted reunion show, Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry and David Schwimmer have all agreed to participate. Filming will take place in Stage 24 of Warner Bros. Studios, where the sitcom was originally filmed from 1994 to 2004.
Jennifer Aniston’s response to the delay
At any rate, Jennifer Aniston remained positive after the delay announcement of the Friends reunion. The Deadline reached out to the actress to ask for comments, and she gave an optimistic response.
“Unfortunately it’s very sad that we had to move it again but it’s going to be super,” she told the publication. “You know what? This has also given us more time to make it even more exciting and more fun than it would have been so I choose to see it as the glass is half-full that it got postponed.”
Jennifer Aniston ended her statement by saying that the bottom line is that this is not a safe time to do the Friends reunion. She explained that they intend to do it with live audiences, and this is not possible with the situation.
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