By JENNIKA INGRAM | Reporter
David Schwimmer recently shared that the long-awaited “Friends” reunion, featuring former Palisadian Matt LeBlanc, anticipates resuming production in August—if safe to do so.
The popular ’90s television series is the story of six 20-something-year-old close friends living in the heart of New York City, along with its famous theme song, “I’ll Be There for You.”
The stars of “Friends,” including Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matthew Perry, LeBlanc and Schwimmer, intended on shooting in March when production had shut down due to state regulations over health concerns.
Schwimmer recently shared that the unscripted reunion special, which he reported the cast would all love to shoot, is hoping to move forward soon.
“It’s supposed to happen maybe in August—the middle of August,” Schwimmer said on “The Tonight Show” on July 21. “But honestly, we’re gonna wait and see another week or two if we all determine it’s really safe enough to do. And if not, then we’ll wait until it’s safe.”
The reunion show is slated to be released on HBO Max, where interested watchers can find the entire library of the former NBC show.
Before the pandemic, it was reported by The Hollywood Reporter that the reunion would be filmed on Stage 24 of the Warner Bros. Studio lot in Burbank, which is where the entire series was shot. Ben Winston was slated to direct and executive produce, with Kevin Bright, Marta Kauffman and David Crane.
“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,” said Kevin Reilly, chief content officer of HBO Max, in a statement.
The award-winning half-hour comedy “Friends” ran from 1994 to 2004, and continues to have a huge following.
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