Friends, the long-lasting NBC TV present from the ’90s and early 2000s, is reportedly coming back for a one-off reunion special. NBC government Kevin Reilly has now offered a standing replace on the undertaking, and it isn’t the very best of stories for Friends followers.
Speaking at a Television Critics Association occasion this week, Reilly confirmed that discussions are underway with the solid and creators to deliver again Friends for a particular. However, nothing is locked in but. The chance of the reunion particular continues to be a “maybe,” because the community struggles to discover a option to get the undertaking off the bottom.
“There’s interest all the way around, and yet we can’t seem to quite get that interest all aligned to push the button on it,” he mentioned, in response to The Hollywood Reporter. “Today, unfortunately, it’s still a maybe.”
Friends options Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, David Schwimmer, and Matthew Perry within the career-defining roles of six associates from New York.
The unique Friends was produced by Warner Bros. TV and aired on NBC. The new reunion present, if it occurs, can be made for the Warner-supported HBO Max. That platform launches later in 2020, and it plans to cost $15 USD/month for entry to a catalog of previous exhibits and films, in addition to new, unique content material.
Series creators Marta Kauffman and David Crane have mentioned for a very long time that they don’t want to reboot Friends, however this new program appears to be a one-off particular. In October 2019, Aniston told Ellen Degeneres that one thing new for Friends was within the works. “We’re working on something,” Aniston mentioned.
As of 2015, the present was bringing in $1 billion yearly from syndication, with all the primary stars making $20 million a 12 months from that based mostly on their 2 p.c share of syndication income, according to USA Today.