The cast of the hit US sitcom Friends is uniting once again for a 25th anniversary special, to the fans’ excitement.
The show which ended in 2004, stars Jennifer Aniston, Courtney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry and David Schwimmer in lead roles. A reunion is set to hit the screens and will return to Warner Bros. studio original soundstage for an unscripted special on streaming platform HBO MAX.
According to Variety, each actor will likely receive $2.5 million for participating in the exclusive reunion, which will come to the front when HBO Max releases in May.
“Guess you could call this the one where they all got back together — we are reuniting with David, Jennifer, Courteney, Matt, Lisa and Matthew for an HBO Max special that will be programmed alongside the entire Friends library,” Kevin Reilly, chief content officer at HBO Max, said in a statement.
“I became aware of ‘Friends’ when it was in the very early stages of development and then had the opportunity to work on the series many years later and have delighted in seeing it catch on with viewers generation after generation,” he added.
“It taps into an era when friends — and audiences — gathered together in real time and we think this reunion special will capture that spirit, uniting original and new fans.”
The stars also posted on their Instagram accounts a cover of Rolling Stones featuring the cast from the early days of the show, captioned “It’s happening..”
Sources report, Aniston’s post received 4.8 million likes in a span of three hours.
Despite the last episode having aired 15 years ago, the show still continues to garner immense popularity.
“Friends,” seen on US television from 1994 to 2004, won scores of awards and made Aniston and her co-stars a global reputation.