For the first time since the Friends finale aired in 2004, the 6 original cast members will assemble on Stage 24 on the Warner Bros. studio lot for the Friends: The Reunion special, airing May 27 on HBO Max. The first trailer confirmed that this will be an emotional reunion for both the cast and millions of fans around the world.
“It was an incredible time,” Courteney Cox says. “We became best friends.” While in Monica and Rachel’s apartment, Courteney begins to cry. At one point, Jennifer Aniston puts her hand on Matthew Perry’s shoulder as he tears up. “I’m going to cry now,” he says. Jennifer also asks where the tissue box is when she’s on the set. The trailer ends with all 6 cast members hugging each other. Best friends forever.
James Corden is asking the cast some of the show’s toughest questions during the reunion, including the big one: were Ross and Rachel on a break? Jennifer, Courteney, Matthew, and Lisa Kudrow all say yes. Matt LeBlanc chimes in, “Bullsh*t.” David Schwimmer appears to agree with LeBlanc. This reunion was actually supposed to premiere in May 2020, but filming was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. After getting the all-clear to film, the cast reunited in April 2021.
The reunion special will feature so many amazing guests, including David Beckham, Justin Bieber, BTS, James Corden, Cindy Crawford, Cara Delevingne, Lady Gaga, Elliott Gould, Kit Harington, Larry Hankin, Mindy Kaling, Thomas Lennon, Christina Pickles, James Michael Tyler, Maggie Wheeler, Reese Witherspoon, and Malala Yousafzai. Tom Selleck, who played Dr. Richard Burke, will be on set to chat with Courteney and the other cast members.
In addition to the special guests, the cast will be performing a table read of the iconic “The One With the Jellyfish” episode and reimagining the trivia game from season 4. The reunion special will stream exclusively on HBO Max starting May 27.