Friends: The Reunion Movie

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Our favorite friends are back on the set that started it all.

Who's Involved:

Courteney Cox-Arquette, Ben Winston, Jennifer Aniston, David Schwimmer, Lisa Kudrow, Matthew Perry, Matt LeBlanc

Release Date:

Thursday, May 27, 2021 (HBO Max)


Runtime: N/A
Language: English

Plot: What's the story about?

Friends stars Jennifer Aniston, Courtney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry, and David Schwimmer return to the iconic comedy’s original soundstage, Stage 24, on the Warner Bros. Studio lot in Burbank, CA for a real-life unscripted celebration of the beloved show.

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Who stars in Friends: The Reunion: Cast List

"Just Go With It" , "Dumplin'"  

"Scream" , "Barnyard"  

"Don't Look Up" , "17 Again"  

"Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle" , "Friendsgiving (Event)"  

"Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted" , "The Laundromat"  

"The Boss Baby: Family Business" , "The Boss Baby"  

Who's making Friends: The Reunion: Crew List

A look at the Friends: The Reunion behind-the-scenes crew and production team.


Ben Winston




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Production: What we know about Friends: The Reunion?

Key Facts

  1. Friends: The Reunion is HBO Max Original and will only be available on HBO Max (6/27/2021).
  2. Ben Winston directed the special and executive produced along with Friends executive producers Kevin Bright, Marta Kauffman, and David Crane. The special hails from Warner Bros. Unscripted Television in association with Warner Horizon, Fulwell 73 Productions and Bright/Kauffman/Crane Productions. Aniston, Cox, Kudrow, LeBlanc, Perry, and Schwimmer executive produced the special. Emma Conway, James Longman and Stacey Thomas-Muir co-executive produced (6/27/2021).
  3. "Friends" ran for 10 seasons ending in 2004.
  4. This is not a new, original episode of the series. The cast will be appearing as themselves, not as their beloved characters (4/10/2020).
  5. “The cast and producers are all very excited to go into production, as this will be the first time since the show ended that the whole cast will be together, and on the original sets to reminisce," the statement continued. "There are loads of great surprises in store and lots of rare behind-the-scenes footage they are eager to share. We will keep you informed as plans solidify and once we have a firm premiere date." (4/10/2020).
  6. “We want to share some background information about the production dates for the upcoming unscripted 'Friends' reunion special for HBO Max. As was previously reported, production was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This means that the special will not be available on the streamer on Day 1 of launch. But it is coming!” HBO Max said in a statement (4/10/2020).
  7. As Matt LeBlanc told USA Today (8/8/17), "I made a lot of money, a f---ing lot of money on Friends. How much? Over $100 million. We still make money on it. And my accountant would love a reunion. But that show was about a finite period of time, between finishing school and getting married, when your friends are your family. To go back and revisit that ... all those characters have moved on. In the finale, everybody went their separate ways: Phoebe got married, Monica and Chandler got married, Ross and Rachel got married. Joey’s in California. What’s the story?”

Filming Timeline

  1. June 2021: The film was in Completed status.
  2. November 2020: The film was in Pre-Production status.
  3. The unscripted reunion special will be on HBO Max—this will not be a movie. Expected to film March 2021.

  4. April 2020: The film was in Pre-Production status.
  5. The unscripted reunion special will be on HBO Max—this will not be a movie.

  6. November 2012: The film was in Shutdown status.
  7. Friends series producer and director Kevin S. Bright told, "There will be no 'Friends' movie. It was made to be an intimate show in your living room."

  8. October 2009: The film was in Concept status.

Friends: The Reunion Release Date: When was the film released?

Friends: The Reunion was released in 2021 on Thursday, May 27, 2021 (HBO Max release). There were 2 other movies released on the same date, including Blue Miracle and Rugrats.

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