FRIENDS: The One With The Delayed Reunion Expected To Film In March 2021
FRIENDS Reunion Is Happening. Albeit A Bit Late
Quick - greatest tv comedy of all time? Whenever anyone talks about the best television shows, in particular, television sitcoms of all time, FRIENDS is definitely up there on everyone's lips. The show transcends time and is admired by generation after generation. This is an exemplification of a show basing its success and FRIENDS has earned the bragging rights to do just that.
The FRIENDS phenomena began in 1994 and after 10 highly successful seasons, countless memorable comedy, emotional and fun-filled moments, ended its run in 2004. During this time, NBC sitcom enjoyed an unprecedented level of success. It received countless accolades in the award shows and smashed all kinds of viewership records.
Streaming service HBO Max gave FRIENDS fans worldwide the much anticipated good news earlier this year when it announced that there would be a FRIENDS reunion. A one-off unscripted special was supposed to launch the HBO Max streaming service in May 2020 but plans to film it has been repeatedly delayed by the Coronavirus pandemic that shut down production in Hollywood in mid-March.
However, Hollywood, like most every other industry is slowly waking up from the pandemic slumbers and business is getting back to normal even though the virus is still pretty much adamant about staying put and disrupting the world's plans in 2021 as well.
The long-delayed reunion special is expected to shoot in March, actor Matthew Perry said on Thursday, a year after plans to get the cast back together were wrecked because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Matthew Perry took to Twitter and tweeted:
"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!"
So do we Matthew - so do we!
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
His co-star David Schwimmer had said in July that they were hoping to begin filming but things had been delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic. Schwimmer, who played Ross Geller on the beloved sitcom, had told Jimmy Fallon that they had to "wait until it's safe."
A source close to the production said on Thursday that plans were still being finalized but that the first part of 2021 was the target date for the taping.
HBO Max said earlier this year it hoped to film the reunion in the studio with a live audience.