after 15 years of prayers, dead ends and endless repeats, HBO have announced that
the six funny Manhattanites are returning for a one-off special. Could we be
any more surprised?
the Friends reunion special story?
the time of publishing, the script hasn’t yet been written – so it's all
theory at this point. We’re guessing that the children will play a significant
part in the special. In the series finale, Monica (Courteney Cox) and Chandler
(Matthew Perry) adopted twin babies who, by now, will be Gen-Z teenagers; the same goes for Emma,
the daughter of Ross (David Schwimmer) and Rachel (Jennifer Aniston).
And let’s not forget Phoebe (Lisa Kudrow) and Mike (Paul
Rudd), who wanted ‘a whole bunch’ of kids and to raise them to sing like the
von Trapp family. Considering Pheebs gave birth to her brother’s triplets (not
as gross as it sounds), parenthood will probably suit her – though they’ll
probably be very strange kids.
what about Joey (Matt Le Blanc)? Will he be the only childless member of the Friends
clan? If the Joey spin-off is considered part of the Friends canon,
he was last seen trying to make it as an actor in Los Angeles, while also being
in a serious relationship. Has he found fame and love at last?
will be in the Friends reunion special?
the main cast announced their involvement via their Instagram
accounts, with a reported payment of $2.5 million each. With the chief characters confirmed,
who else could return?
Sprouse, who played Ross’s first child Ben, continued child acting in The
Suite Life of Zack and Cody on Disney Channel and can now be seen in Netflix’s
Riverdale. Considering the number of kids likely to feature, it’d be a
shame if he wasn’t involved.
Paul Rudd, whose career has since launched into the multiverse as Ant-Man in
the Marvel movies, come back as Phoebe’s pianist husband?
what about Anna Farris – will she return to play the birth mother of Monica and
Chandler’s adopted twins?
the Friends reunion special release date?
there’s no script or title, the announcement of an air date is way, way in the
future. Marking 30 years since the pilot aired, 2024 would be a great year to release it. But will HBO wait that long to treat us,
considering how much they’ve spent on the series? One thing’s for
certain: Friends fans will wait as long as it takes.
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