The “Friends” reunion is officially happening!
The special will air on HBO Max, which launches in May.
In a statement, Kevin Reilly, chief content officer at HBO Max, said, “Guess you could call this the one where they all got back together — we are reuniting with David [Schwimmer], Jennifer [Aniston], Courteney [Cox], Matt [LaBlanc], Lisa [Kudrow] and Matthew [Perry] for an HBO Max special that will be programmed alongside the entire 'Friends' library. 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. 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.”
According to Deadline, each star of the show will be paid in the $3-4 million range for the reunion special.
It has been reported that HBO Max paid $425 million for the rights to stream the popular sitcom, which used to be available on Netflix.
In January, “Extra" Special Correspondent Adam Glassman spoke with Aniston, who commented on the reunion rumors. She said, "It’s that thing... we are just trying to make all the stars align.”