Friends cast 'set to reunite' | Let's hope it's better than the last car-crash...

Friends cast 'set to reunite'

Let's hope it's better than the last car-crash...

All six Friends actors are set to reunite for a one-off unscripted TV  show.

The Hollywood trade press is reporting that Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry and David Schwimmer in talks for the celebration event.

However it would be a look back at the comedy, which ran from 1994 to 2004, not a new episode.

Streaming service HBO Max  has just brought the right to host all 236 episodes, and the reunion – should it come off – would be the perfect way to launch the platform in April.

Aniston previously told talk show host Ellen DeGeneres that the cast were ‘working on something… but we don't know what that something is. So we're just trying.’

In 2016, all the cast except for Matthew Perry, who was in a West End play at the time, got together for a televised tribute to director James Burrows.

However it was largely considered car-crash TV, with Guardian reviewer Brian Moylan calling it ‘the most intensely boring two hours I have ever endured’ an The Daily Beast summarising it as ‘mostly awkward interactions’

Published: 13 Nov 2019

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