The Reunion with Friends airs on May 27, with stars including Justin Bieber and Lady Gaga
The long-awaited Reunion of Friends will air on May 27 and feature a slew of celebrity guests including Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga and K-Pop group BTS, streaming service HBO Max has announced.
- The unscripted special was filmed earlier this year on the same Los Angeles soundstage as the original comedy.
- HBO Max has said more than 15 famous guests will attend as well, including former Friends cast members Tom Selleck (Richard) and Maggie Wheeler (Janice).
- HBO Max is not available in Australia, but HBO content is on Foxtel and its streaming platform Binge thanks to a recent agreement between Foxtel and WarnerMedia
Friends: Reunion, featuring all six of the original cast, was originally supposed to have been filmed over a year ago, but has been repeatedly delayed by the coronavirus pandemic.
The unscripted special was filmed earlier this year on the same Los Angeles soundstage as the original comedy about six twenties living in New York City, played by Jennifer Aniston, Lisa Kudrow, Courteney Cox, David Schwimmer, Matt LeBlanc. and Matthew Perry.
Friends, which ended her 10 years on NBC television in 2004, was one of the most popular television shows of the 1990s and found new life on streaming platforms where she is one of the shows the most watched in the world.
A teaser clip shared on Aniston’s Instagram page showed the cast walking arm in arm with the camera as the show’s iconic theme played slowly in the background.
“Could we be more excited !?” she said in the caption.
News of the meeting’s air date quickly became the number one global trend on Twitter.
“The one with us who finally reunites,” Kudrow joked on Instagram.
Cox said she felt “blessed to have reunited with my friends … and it was better than ever.”
HBO Max said more than 15 celebrity guests will also attend, including former Friends cast members Tom Selleck (Richard) and Maggie Wheeler (Janice) and others such as British football star David Beckham, Game of Thrones actor Kit Harington and Nobel Peace from Pakistan. Winner of the Malala Yousafzai Prize.
A full cast reunion has been teased in the past, all but Perry reuniting for a special in 2016 and Aniston’s first Instagram post showing them together.
They’ve also appeared often in various post-Friends of Each other projects, with Perry, Aniston, and Kudrow guest separately on the Cox show Cougar Town, while Aniston was the only cast member not to. appear in the Kudrow Web Therapy comedy series.
HBO Max is not available in Australia, but HBO content is on Foxtel and its streaming platform Binge thanks to a recent agreement between Foxtel and WarnerMedia.
Binge and Foxtel Australia have yet to confirm how Australian fans can watch the reunion.