It’s Official: A ‘Friends’ Reunion Special Is Finally Happening

David Schwimmer, Matt LeBlanc, Jennifer Aniston, Lisa Kudrow, Courteney Cox et al. posing for a photo


Friends reunion has been a constant discussion ever since the show stopped airing in 2004, and thanks to the good people at HBO, it’s finally happening.

According to Variety, Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry and David Schwimmer will return to the original “Friends” soundstage for a one-time reunion special for HBO Max.

HBO Max will also begin streaming all 236 episodes of the show when the new streaming platform makes its debut.

“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 at HBO Max and president of TBS, TNT, and truTV, in a statement. “I became aware of ‘Friends’ when it was in the very early stages of development and then had the opportunity to work on the series many years later and have delighted in seeing it catch on with viewers generation after generation. It taps into an era when friends – and audiences – gathered together in real time and we think this reunion special will capture that spirit, uniting original and new fans.”

Get ready.

A beer bottle on a dock



A beer bottle on a dock