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Friends Reunion Special Has Been Delayed Due To Coronavirus

Jack Saddler Jack Saddler - Staff Writer

Friends Reunion Special Has Been Delayed Due To Coronavirus

Could this be any more upsetting?

Yes, HBO has pushed back the long-awaited Friends reunion due to the COVID-19 pandemic. [Featured Image: _schwim_, Instagram].

Filming of the heavily-anticipated special is delayed until May at the earliest. Stars teased the reunion for months before it was officially announced in February. It was due to begin production this week.

The Friends reunion was set to be an unscripted performance directed by Ben Winston. It will be the first time the six stars—Matt Le Blanc, Jennifer Aniston, David Schwimmer, Matthew Perry, Courtney Cox and Lisa Kudrow—have performed together since the dramatic finale in 2004. We’ll just have to wait a little bit longer to see what life-after-Rachel-got-off-the-plane brought for the gang.

HBO was planning to use the show for its streaming service. This special, along with the rights to all ten series of the legendary sitcom, would have been available on HBO Max. The cast is set to earn between $2.5-3 million for the special.

So, they’ll have to wait for their whopping payout, and we’ll have to wait to see if Joey has learned to share his food. Until then, the central perk crew will have to go on a break.

Tags: comedy