According to a press release from HBO Max as well as being confirmed by the entire cast on their social media channels, Friends: The Reunion will debut on May 27 (PST) or May 28 for us in Australia.
It has now been confirmed that the reunion will be available to stream express from the US at 5.02 pm AEST on Thursday, May 27, only on BINGE.
Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry and David Schwimmer are returning “to the iconic comedy’s original soundstage, Stage 24, on the Warner Bros Studio lot in Burbank for a real-life unscripted celebration of the beloved show.”
A variety of special guests will also be appearing in the revival including Reese Witherspoon, who played Rachel’s sister Jill Green on the cult show and Tom Selleck, who played Monica’s much older boyfriend, Richard Burke.
Elliott Gould, who played the Geller’s father, Jack, will also be returning alongside his TV wife, Christina Pickles, who played Judy.
Other celebrities also set to star include David Beckham, Justin Bieber, BTS, James Corden, Cindy Crawford, Cara Delevingne, Lady Gaga, Kit Harington, Larry Hankin, Mindy Kaling, Thomas Lennon, James Michael Tyler, Maggie Wheeler and Malala Yousafzai.
The reunion special was originally planned to start filming last year but in March 2020, it was announced that the special had been postponed due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
According to Perry, who played Chandler Bing (or “Chanandler Bong”) in the series, the shooting of the reunion would take place in March 2021.
Perry wrote on Twitter:
“Friends reunion being rescheduled for the beginning of March. Looks like we have a busy year coming up. And that’s the way I like it!”
Following the official announcement from HBO, each cast member shared a sneak peek on their Instagram accounts — a video of the core six cast members walking along their infamous studio lot.
And no, we couldn’t be any more excited!