To be honest: Cavorting around with a bunch of people in a fountain seems like a particularly bad idea during a global pandemic. It was under this context that the anticipated Friends unscripted reunion special for HBO Max was initially delayed, having originally been set to debut around the same time as the debut of HBO Max itself. But now, we finally have an answer to when they’ll begin filming this special with the returning original cast, thanks to original cast member Matthew Perry himself.
The HBO Max Friends reunion special will feature Perry (Chandler), Jennifer Aniston (Rachel), Courteney Cox (Monica), Lisa Kudrow (Phoebe), Matt LeBlanc (Joey), and David Schwimmer (Ross). And while he didn’t cite any official HBO or Warner Media press report, so we should perhaps take it with a grain of salt, here’s exactly what Perry said about the new filming date, via his official Twitter account:
“Friends reunion being rescheduled for the beginning of March. Looks like we have a busy year coming up. And that’s the way I like it!”
The Friends reunion special is executive produced by the entire cast, original EPs Kevin Bright, Marta Kauffman and David Crane, Emma Conway (The Kacey Musgraves Christmas Show), James Longman (Never Mind the Buzzcocks), and director Ben Winston (The Late Late Show with James Corden).