“Friends” much-anticipated reunion special ready

The much-anticipated reunion special of Friends has finally got a release date and trailer after a lengthy delay caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

Friends: The Reunion will be available on the HBO Max streaming service from May 27 after the sitcom’s original cast were able to film together last month, the producers said.

Friends was one of the biggest sitcoms of the 90s and ended in 2004.

The 10-series show has found a new generation of fans thanks to re-runs and streaming services like Netflix.

All six members of the original cast – Matthew Perry (Chandler), Jennifer Aniston (Rachel), Courteney Cox (Monica), Lisa Kudrow (Phoebe), Matt LeBlanc (Joey) and David Schwimmer (Ross) – will feature alongside other supporting stars including Reese Witherspoon (Jill) and Tom Selleck (Richard).

Celebrity fans of the series, including Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber, are also expected to appear, according to the BBC.

A trailer for the reunion, released on Thursday, shows the six actors walking together to a melodic version of the show’s iconic theme-tune of I’ll Be There For You by The Rembrandts.

A caption then teases the special as: “The One Where They Get Back Together”.

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