HBO Max’s long-awaited Friends cast reunion finally has a release date, as confirmed by the first teaser trailer for the special. The NBC sitcom was a crucial part of 90s-early 2000s television, yet it remains one of the most popular shows on the planet thanks to streaming and a devoted fanbase. For ten seasons, Friends followed the lives of a group of friends living in New York City as they struggled with absurd relationships, classic workplace conflicts, and the general tribulations of adulthood.
Over the years, the Friends cast has gathered for various occasions, but none has been quite as anticipated as HBO Max’s forthcoming reunion. The special was supposed to premiere on the streaming service last year when it launched, but the coronavirus pandemic prevented it from being shot on time. For months, the Friends reunion was up in the air, but the cast finally assembled last month and completed the special. It will see all six original stars return: Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, David Schwimmer, Matt LeBlanc, and Matthew Perry.
Now, the Friends reunion has a premiere date. HBO Max released a trailer for the event on Thursday, which confirms the special will premiere on Thursday, May 27, in just two weeks. The trailer doesn’t reveal much, but HBO Max confirmed separately the Friends special will feature a rather varied guest list: David Beckham, Justin Bieber, BTS, James Corden, Cindy Crawford, Cara Delevingne, Lady Gaga, Elliott Gould, Kit Harington, Larry Hankin, Mindy Kaling, Thomas Lennon, Christina Pickles, Tom Selleck, James Michael Tyler, Maggie Wheeler, Reese Witherspoon and Malala Yousafzai. Check out the trailer below.
Source: HBO Max