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'Friends' Reunion Special Officially Confirmed for HBO Max

The Friends reunion special is officially happening!

Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry, and David Schwimmer will reunite for the unscripted special, which will premiere on the upcoming streaming service HBO Max.

The reunion special will premiere on the date that HBO Max debuts, which hasn’t yet been determined, though we know it will be in May 2020. The full series of Friends will also be available to stream on the launch date.

The special will be filmed on Stage 24 on the Warner Bros. Studio Lot in Burbank, Calif, where the show was filmed. Series creators David Crane and Marta Kauffman will also be involved.

“Guess you could call this the one where they all got back together — we are reuniting with David, Jennifer, Courteney, Matt, Lisa, and Matthew for an HBO Max special that will be programmed alongside the entire Friends library,” said Kevin Reilly, chief content officer at HBO Max (via THR). “I became aware of Friends when it was in the very early stages of development and then had the opportunity to work on the series many years later and have delighted in seeing it catch on with viewers generation after generation. It taps into an era when friends — and audiences — gathered together in real time and we think this reunion special will capture that spirit, uniting original and new fans.”

READ MORE: The Friends cast’s paydays for the special will be HUGE!

Here's How Much the Cast of 'Friends' Could Make for Reunion Special!

The cast of Friends might be raking in some serious cash.

The six stars of the beloved series – Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, David Schwimmer, Matt LeBlanc and Matthew Perry – are reportedly in talks for an hour-long reunion special to air on HBO Max, where Friends will stream after leaving Netflix at the end of 2019.

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Now, different outlets are reporting different amounts that the cast might earn for doing the special.

Deadline reported that the offer could be in the range of $3-4 million, while Wall Street Journal puts it closer to the $2.5 million mark.

UPDATE: When the special was confirmed on February 21, THR reported that the cast negotiated together and will earn between $2.5 million and $3 million each for the special.

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'Friends' Reunion Special Moving Forward, Cast Expected to Return!

After being put on hold, it looks like the Friends reunion special is going forward after all!

The hour-long special will help launch the upcoming streaming service HBO Max, which will house the Friends library.

Deadline reports that the unscripted reunion special has neared a deal and that the cast members – David Schwimmer, Lisa Kudrow, Matthew Perry, Courteney Cox, Jennifer Aniston, and Matt LeBlanc – are all expected to return.

The outlet also reports that each of the six stars will net be paid around $3-4 million, which equates to what Netflix commonly pays top comedians to headline hour-long specials.

ICYMI, the last member of the Friends stars just joined Instagram – see who it was here!

Matthew Perry Joins Instagram, 'Friends' Co-Stars React

Matthew Perry is the last member of the Friends stars to join Instagram!

The 50-year-old actor’s new handle is @mattyperry4, as his co-star Lisa Kudrow helped announce on her Instagram.

“Finally!!! Yay!!” she captioned a throwback photo of the herself and Matthew. “Can’t believe my eyes MY EYES … Welcome to Instagram @mattyperry4 #friendsforlife.”

Matthew hasn’t posted anything yet, but he already has 1.2 million followers as of this post, and he is only following 21 accounts, including all of his Friends co-stars.

“What is this, my Instagram account?” Chandler – er, Matthew Perry‘s – bio reads.

Check out some of his Friends co-stars’ reactions in our gallery!

The Friends reunion special has been put on hold for now – find out why.

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Courteney Cox Posted an Epic 'Friends' Throwback Photo of 'Last Supper' Before Finale

Courteney Cox is sharing an epic throwback pic of the Friends cast sitting down for a “last supper” before they filmed the series finale episode!

The 55-year-old Cougar Town actress took to Instagram on Thursday (January 23) to take fans on a trip down memory lane.

The snap features Courteney and her co-stars Lisa Kudrow, Matthew Perry, Jennifer Aniston, David Schwimmer, and Matt LeBlanc chowing down together at a table overflowing with food.

“‘The Last Supper’ before taping ‘The Last One’ on Jan 23, 2004. #tbt #friends,” Courteney Cox captioned it.

She also included a shot of the cover of the finale’s script, penned by the show’s creators David Crane and Marta Kauffman.

“😭😭😭,” Jennifer Aniston commented, while comedian Whitney Cummings added, “You and Jens hands are on so many thighs lol.”

See the photo here!

ICYMI, the Friends reunion special has been put on hold for now. Find out why.

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'Friends' Reunion Special Put On Hold For Now - Find Out Why!

Fans are in no doubt excited for any possible Friends reunion, especially the one that was discussed at HBO Max.

However, WarnerMedia told press today (January 15) during the 2020 Winter TCA Tour that the special has been put on hold for now.

“There is interest all around and yet we can’t get the interests all alighted to push the button on it,” HBO Max’s Chief Creative Officer Kevin Reilly shared about the special. “Today it’s just maybe.”

Deadline reports that “negotiations had recently come to a standstill in an impasse over money”.

Friends, in its’ entirety, will be streaming on HBO Max when the streaming service launches.

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The 'Friends' Cast Might Reunite for a Special on HBO Max!

It’s been 15 years since the NBC comedy series Friends went off the air and the show has only gotten more popular since then… and now the cast might be finally reuniting for a reunion special!

Warner Bros. TV, the studio that produced the series, is bringing the show home next year for WarnerMedia’s new streaming service HBO Max. Fans who watch the series on Netflix only have until the end of the year to finish their binges.

When the new streaming service launches next year, they’re trying to give fans a proper Friends reunion special. A few years ago, five of the six lead cast members reunited to honor the director of the show, but that wasn’t considered a proper reunion.

THR reports that HBO Max is in the works on a reunion special, but deals are “far from done and agreements with cast and creatives still need to be hammered out.” The outlet even notes that if deals are finalized, there’s still the chance that scheduling doesn’t work out in the end.

We definitely would love to see Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry, and David Schwimmer back on screen together!

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