The reunion of FRIENDS has been a fan rumour and an Internet staple since the popular television series ended in 2004. It notably maintained its popularity and had an extended life on Netflix. All ten seasons were available with old fans returning and new ones created. It was so successful on the streaming service that it was bought by Warner Media in mid-2019 for $425 million for a five year run.
The classic series currently unavailable for streaming in the US, will become part of the launch of Warner Media’s new streaming service HBO Max in later this year. Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry and David Schwimmer will return to Stage 24, on the Warner Bros. Studio lot in Burbank, the original soundstage where the series was shot. Each of the stars will reportedly receive $2.5 million each.
Media releases say the Friends actors will be doing an “unscripted cast reunion special” which will celebrate the series and launch the streaming of the 236 episodes on HBO Max in May.