They all were on a break, but soon it will be over. It is official, the friends cast reunion is happening. All the six stars of the sitcom will be appearing on HBO Max to reunite with an unscripted special which all the fans have been eagerly waiting for. The reunion was originally scheduled to shoot in March and set to be released in May but it has been delayed due to the pandemic. However, David Schwimmer who played the character of Ross Geller has an update about the reunion.
“It’s supposed to happen maybe in August, the middle august, but honestly, we’re going to wait and see another week or two of we all determine it’s safe enough to do,” Schwimmer said in an appearance on “The tonight show” with Jimmy Fallon.
The reunion includes all six cast members, Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt Leblanc, Matthew Perry and David Schwimmer as well as the co-creators, Marta Kauffman and David Krane. This will be the first time the entire cast is back together on screen since the show wrapped up in 2004.
What to expect from Friends reunion?
Reunion at Central Perk
Since HBO Max is hosting this episode at the original soundstage on the Warner Bros. lot, it would not be too clique to expect that they all will return to the original Central Perk set or at least a familiar set. It would be thrilling to see how Central Perk evolved through years and how it would looks like in 2020.
Glimpse of unseen and unknown
The friends cast have always been pretty open about their memorable stories related to the show. They loved sharing with about them on various platforms whenever they had the opportunity. With the recent throwback photos on social media, we could see them sharing more and more behind the scene glimpses, blooper videos and photos we have never seen before.
What happened after “The One Where They Say Goodbye”?
The last one – Part 2 certainly had a great ending to the all-time favorite sitcom, but it also left most of us with so many questions which we desperately waiting for the answers. We all are curious about what happened to all the characters after they strolled out of the beloved purple apartment.
Did Rachel and Ross get married again after they finally got back together in the final episode? Are the Bing babies best friends with Emma and triplets? Did Joey ever find a life-partner? We still need to know whether Joey settled in LA for good in conjunction with events of the TV show “Joey” which reprised the role of Joey Tribbiani or did he ever move back to Brooklyn to be in touch with rest of the friends? And, did Phoebe and Mike ever have a bunch of babies as they anticipated apart from the rat babies they had? These are few of the things the fans need to know
Phoebe Buffay’s performance
We all could agree the reunion would not be the complete if there was not a Phoebe’s performance. We hope Lisa Kudrow will perform “smelly cat” one more time for her fans.
Guest appearance of a common friend
We would love to see the cast reconnecting with some of the supporting characters who made a great impact to the show, such as Janice (Maggie Wheeler), Gunther (James Michael Tyler), Mike (Paul Rudd) or even Jill (Reese Witherspoon). Undoubtedly, they will bring more joy to the event.
Kids of the friends
As much as we love all the characters, we adore all their kids. We came to the surprising realization that baby Emma turned 18 in fictional terms. What was her reaction to the birthday video all the friends made for on her 1st birthday? Who aren’t keen to see how Ben Geller, Jack & Erica Bing and Leslie, Chandler (the girl version) and Frank Jr. Jr. have grown up?
It would be fun to see how the friends cast engaged in a game to reminisce and also to see after 16 years. Whether they are as good friends as they used to be. Also to have a final debate to settle over whether Ross and Rachel were really on a break?
Hopefully, with all the social distancing safety measurements, the production will commence the shooting of eagerly awaited friends reunion and soon we will be able to watch our favorite stars on screen together.