A one-off ‘Friends’ TV reunion is currently in talks, but it won’t be a reboot.
The special program would be shown on the new streaming service HBO Max, according to Variety. The streaming service has already secured the rights to all 10 seasons of the hit TV show, and is set to launch in April 2020. This means that the show will leave Netflix.
Jennifer Aniston, who appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, spoke to host Ellen and revealed that she and her fellow Friends co-stars – Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry and David Schwimmer – were “working on something.”
She said: “We would love for there to be something, but we don’t know what that something is. So we’re just trying.”
Friends was created by David Crane and Marta Kauffman, which aired on NBC from September 22, 1994 to May 6, 2004. The show revolved around six friends in their 20s and 30s who lived in Manhattan, New York City. All ten seasons of the show ranked within the top ten of the final television season ratings and it reached the number-one spot in its eighth season. The series finale was watched by around 52.5 million Americans, making it the fifth most-watched series finale in television history.