Friends reunion has been rescheduled, filming for which will take place at the beginning of March 2021. Actor Matthew Perry, who played the iconic role of Mr. Sarcastic, Chandler Bing, confirmed the new schedule. The reunion will stream on HBO Max.
The reunion, which has been delayed many times, was earlier scheduled to be filmed in September. Recently, Matthew Perry took to Twitter to inform fans that it will be filmed at the beginning of March. The Special is expected to be filmed before a live audience.
Friends reunion being rescheduled for the beginning of March. Looks like we have a busy year coming up. And that's the way I like it!
— matthew perry (@MatthewPerry) November 12, 2020
WHY WAS FRIENDS REUNION DELAYED?
HBO Max streaming service, which was launched on May 27, was supposed to kick-start with Friends reunion special but got delayed due to the novel coronavirus. Robert Greenblatt, chairman of WarnerMedia Entertainment TN, had said that the reunion will most likely be filmed by the end of summer, which didn’t happen.
Friends, starring Jennifer Aniston, Lisa Kudrow, Courteney Cox, David Schwimmer, Matt LeBlanc and Matthew Perry, went off-air in 2004 after running successfully for 10 years. The show is still popular on OTT platforms and fans are eagerly waiting for their reunion.
A Live Audience For The Special
“This is a show that is not scripted, but this is the way the show works. We are going to need a live audience. Even if we socially distance that live audience, it really is a huge part of what ‘Friends’ is. We cannot do it without them.”
“Lastly, in order to avoid any misunderstanding about what this special is, we want to make it very clear that this is not a new, original episode of the series. The cast will be appearing as themselves, not as their beloved characters.”