The much-awaited reunion of the hit American sitcom F.R.I.E.N.D.S finally gets a release date.
The fans’ excitement knew no bounds as HBO announced on Thursday that the show would be premiering on May 27th on HBO Max.
The announcement came with the first official trailer of the highly anticipated show, which featured the main cast walking alongside one another with the camera focusing from behind.
It brought sweet nostalgia to the fans as the piano version of the famous theme song played in the background.
Further, the text ‘The one where they get back together’ appears on the screen, feeding more curiosity to the eager fans.
Moreover, the official trailer has since crossed 1.6 million views on Twitter already.
Also, Stars of the show were quick to chime in, for each of them posted the trailer individually on their personal handles on Instagram.
Major Guest Appearances
Followed by the official trailer, a list of celebrity names was released who will be featuring in the F.R.I.E.N.D.S reunion.
Starting from the football legend David Beckham to major Hollywood celebrities like Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling, Kit Harrington, e.t.c, will be joining the main cast.
The list also goes on to include A-list Hollywood singers such as Lady Gaga and Justin Beiber.
Besides, supermodels Cara Delevinge and Cindy Crawford will grace the show with their presence as well.
Further, fans are thrilled to know that BTS- the most popular boy band in Asia right now- will also appear in the reunion.
What more can you ask for, right?
But wait, there is more.
For those of you who absolutely adored other characters of the hit sitcom other than the main cast, you are in for a good show.
Janice, a.k.a Maggie Wheeler, is also cast in the reunion. Yes, you heard it right.
On top of that, Gunther, a.k.a James Michael Tyler, will also be seen alongside Mrs. Geller, Christina Pickles, and Richard, Tom Selleck.
Not to forget, fans will see Activist Malala Yousafzai on the screen as well.
It looks like the show makers are all set to make this reunion a big hit with such huge cast members.
The unscripted Episode
The show’s filming took place on the show’s original soundstage at the Warner Bros. Studio backlot in California.
Moreover, HBO describes the reunion as a “real-life unscripted celebration” of the TV series.
Also, it was made pretty clear by HBO that the show will feature the original cast members reuniting as themselves.
And this episode is not the continuation of the original series/story, but rather it is only a reunion of the actors.
Besides, Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Matthew Perry, Lisa Kudrow, David Schwimmer, and Matt LeBlanc will be on the show to reminisce the old days.
Further, the most nervous one out of all cast members of the show is Jennifer.
She fears that the critics will hammer the reunion and judge it too harshly.
Well, we can only wait and hope for the best, for now, Jennifer.
Moving on, the main cast members are paid quite a heavy sum of money for the show.
It is rumored that each one of them will receive at least $2.5 million for their part in the episode.
Likewise, other celebrities to guest-appear on the show will be paid pretty handsomely as well.
As we all know, the show was supposed to release in 2020.
But due to the Covid-19 pandemic, it got delayed by a year.
The hit sitcom that went off the air in 2004 will be returning to the screens in May 2021.
It will be quite interesting to see these stars together on set after more than a decade.