The popular cast of the old Friends series will return for a special show of the movie.
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16 years after ending in 2004, the hit movie Friends sticking to the childhood of many generations will also return with a special program. All of the film's main actors will be reunited for a show hosted by the online TV system HBO Max to celebrate the franchise's 25th birthday.
The production also had some scheduling problems due to the Covid-19 epidemic, but it looks like it's all over. Here is all the information you need to know about this very special "episode" that will make many people remember when they were a child!
Chandler announced that the show will air in March 2021
“The Friends reunion is scheduled for early March. It looks like we're going to have a busy year. And I love it! ”, Actor Matthew Perry - who plays Chandler announced on his personal Twitter page.
Everyone will be back!
Ben Winston - writer of The Late Late Show is directing. When the news of the meeting was announced, all of the main actors shared a photo on Instagram with the caption “It will happen”, tagging everyone. The photo was actually taken on May 18, 1995 and was released by Rolling Stone.
This is not a new episode!
All the actors will return to visit the set, experience some surprises, and share Friends behind the scenes, however they won't re-enact the characters.
It was HBO Max who had to post corrections so that fans would not be mistaken: “To avoid any misunderstandings about this show, we want to emphasize that this is not a new episode of the series. The actors will be themselves, not characters. ”
The production process was also disrupted by Covid-19
Like every other movie produced during the outbreak, the Friends special has to struggle with choosing the right shooting schedule.
Capital rotation started in March this year but was pushed back to May, then "late summer". But the likelihood of it being filmed in the late summer is very low as California becomes more and more hot for the epidemic.
Miss Phoebe cannot wait!
In an interview with The Sunday Times, actress Lisa Kudrow expressed her eagerness when the group would gather. She revealed, “Not a single audience has seen us gathered since the movie ended. We will flash back, talk about what's behind the camera. We are not acting, this is not an episode. There is also no script. It's just that the 6 of us will reunite for the first time in so many years. "
Sitting for a while but will make a lot of money, is the cast of Friends!
Several sources at The Hollywood Reporter site have revealed that the movie stars have negotiated the cost of the show together, and the price is set to be about 2.5-3 million dollars per person. This is a significant "salary increase" compared to the remuneration of $ 1 million / episode since the movie was still playing.