It's Official! A 'Friends' Reunion Special Is in the Works

Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry, Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, & David Schwimmer
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We've pretty much resigned ourselves to the fact that we're never going to see the cast of Friends back together on screen in our lifetime, but in the age of streaming, anything's possible. It seems a Friends reunion is actually in the works -- for real this time -- for HBO Max. 

Now this is a TV revival we can get on board with.

  • Reportedly, all six of the show's stars are in talks to return for a special on HBO Max. 

    The cast of Friends
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    This news comes from The Hollywood Reporter this week, and it sounds like not only would the six core cast members of Friends be involved in this unscripted special, but also the show's creators, Marta Kauffman and David Crane.

    Before we get too excited, it's important to remember that this could still fall apart, and nothing's been confirmed by the studio itself just yet ... but for once, it actually sounds like this is happening.

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  • Given that the cast has been spending a lot of time together lately, we've had a feeling something was up. 

    Of course, the 25th anniversary of the series is a big deal, but these six have been spotted together in some combination several times in recent months. 

    That, combined with the fact that over the summer, Jennifer Aniston said she's on board with a reunion and thinks the rest of the cast is too, is giving us a really good feeling about this!

  • Fans are already getting pumped at the possibility of more 'Friends.'

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    The excitement in these comments is palpable! 

    It's important to remember that this doesn't sound like we're actually getting new episodes of Friends. In fact, it sounds like the gang will just be getting back together, not in character. But at this point, we'll take what we can get! 

  • In the meantime, we're keeping an eye on social media for clues.

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    Even if all of this does end up falling through, at least we know that the cast is still tight as they always were -- and hopefully, Jennifer and the rest of the cast will continue to post plenty of adorable photos of them all together when they hang out. 

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