Friends (Reunion Special) movie production status is currently Pre-Production
November 15, 2020 • Key talent and film crew being hired; budgeting, preparing and planning of production schedule; approving final shooting script. The unscripted reunion special will be on HBO Max—this will not be a movie. Expected to film March 2021.
Plot: What's the story about?
An unscripted look at Friends with the original cast. Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry and David Schwimmer will all appear and executive produce together.
Poll: Will you see Friends (Reunion Special)?
Who stars in Friends (Reunion Special): Cast List
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"Scream" , "Scream 4"
"Don't Look Up" , "17 Again"
"Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle" , "Friendsgiving (Event)"
"Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted" , "Big Nothing"
"The Boss Baby: Family Business" , "Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising"
Who's making Friends (Reunion Special): Crew List
A look at the Friends (Reunion Special) behind-the-scenes crew and production team.
Watch: Friends (Reunion Special) Trailers & Videos
Production: What we know about Friends (Reunion Special)?
- "Friends" ran for 10 seasons ending in 2004.
- 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).
- “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).
- “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).
- 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?”
- November 2020: The film was in Pre-Production status.
- April 2020: The film was in Pre-Production status.
- November 2012: The film was in Shutdown status.
- October 2009: The film was in Concept status.
The unscripted reunion special will be on HBO Max—this will not be a movie. Expected to film March 2021.
The unscripted reunion special will be on HBO Max—this will not be a movie.
Friends series producer and director Kevin S. Bright told TVGuide.com, "There will be no 'Friends' movie. It was made to be an intimate show in your living room."