“Friends” Cast to Reunite for Exclusive HBO Max Special

Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Matthew Perry, Matt Leblanc, Lisa Kudrow in
Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Matthew Perry, Matt Leblanc, Lisa Kudrow in "Friends"

Get ready to see the cast of Friends back together again!

Multiple outlets confirm that 15 years after the hit sitcom aired its series finale, Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry and David Schwimmer have signed on to take part in a taped unscripted reunion special for HBO Max. 

But don’t get too excited — the reunion isn’t a reboot or a revival, but an opportunity for the six friends to get back together and talk about their show. 

“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 in a statement. “I became aware of Friend’ 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.”

Ben Winston will direct the special. He will also executive produce alongside Friends exec producers Kevin Bright, Marta Kauffman, and David Crane. 

Friends ran for 10 seasons from 1994-2004 on NBC. All ten seasons of the sitcom left Netflix at the end of 2019 and will be available to stream again once HBO Max launches in May.