A Friends reunion is in the works, with the cast looking to return and make us all think it’s 1994 again.
Friends is something that just won’t die, no matter how many things come out since the last episode in 2004 or how many times someone finds something “problematic” in one of the episodes.
Don’t get me wrong, this isn’t a bad thing. At this point, it’s quite nice that there’s a something out there that unifies people from all over the world, but I suppose I thought they’d find something new by 2019.
They didn’t and essentially ever since Friends ended in 2004, moving to E4 and then Comedy Central to repeated 24/7 every day of the year, people have been gagging for a reunion of some sort.
Will there be a Friends reunion?
With that, it seems like every three months Jennifer Aniston appears on The Ellen Show to say that all of the cast wants to do one and something may be in the works, but now we have more to go on.
This time is was an “insider” who said a reunion was in the works, telling The Hollywood Reporter:
“Talks are currently underway for an unscripted reunion special.“
They went on to say that you shouldn’t get too excited just yet, though, as the deal is:
“Far from done and agreements with cast and creatives still need to be hammered out.
What has Jennifer Aniston said about it?
Aniston herself appeared on The Ellen Show to say that something could be happening too (I told you say), mentioning:
“We would love for there to be something, but we don’t know what that something is. So we’re just trying.
“We’re working on something.”
Rather confusingly though, in September, Friends co-creator and executive producer Marta Kauffman more or less ruled any of this out, saying:
“We will not be doing a reunion show, we will not be doing a reboot; the show was about that time in life when friends are your family.
“It’s not going to beat what we did.“
HBO have a good few shows that people would get their streaming service for, but they’d need a new and exclusive flagship show to entice more people, sort of like how Disney+ have The Mandalorian. The Friends reunion could be just that…
We’ll have to wait and see.
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