David Schwimmer last night revealed, on the Graham Norton Show, that HBO Max’s Friends special will begin taping in Los Angeles next week, having been a casualty of the Covid-19 pandemic. Whist the show is unscripted and they will not necessarily be in character, he hinted that “there is one section of it that I don’t want to give away, but we all read something.”
It will feature all the friends cast, Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry and David Schwimmer– returning to the comedy’s original soundstage, Stage 24, on the Warner Bros. Studio lot in Burbank after 17 years
Deadline report that Ben Winston is set to direct the reunion. The actors will executive produce the reunion with Friends creators Kevin Bright, Marta Kauffman and David Crane exec producing alongside Winston, Aniston, Cox, Kudrow, LeBlanc, Perry and Schwimmer. Emma Conway and James Longman are co-executive producers. The special hails from Warner Bros. Unscripted & Alternative Television and Fulwell 73 Productions.
The special is designed to join all 236 episodes of the Emmy-winning 1994-2004 NBC series, revealed last year by WarnerMedia as the top show on the streaming platform.
Comedy Central’s FriendsFest is back! This year, we’re celebrating the show’s 25th anniversary with a tour packed full of brand new activities and exclusive merchandise.
The 2019 anniversary edition event will tour four locations from the 2nd August to 29th September, heading for the first time to Milton Keynes and returning to London, Bristol and Manchester.
Fans will be treated to FOUR new photo op experiences including the fan favourite Thanksgiving floating heads moment and the iconic three wedding dress shot. This year will also feature a limited edition digital photo experience for fans, giving them the chance to take away their very own 25th anniversary memory.