‘Friends’ reunion special set to begin filming – reports

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'Friends' reunion special will start its shooting this month

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The one where they all got back together (after several production delays)

The highly anticipated Friends reunion special is set to begin filming. 

Citing sources, Variety said shooting would begin the week of April 5 in Los Angeles. HBO Max, which is producing the project, has yet to confirm the news. HBO has yet to announce release details for the reunion special.

The reunion special will feature original cast members Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matthew Perry, David Schwimmer, and Matt LeBlanc. 

“It taps into an era when friends – and audiences – gathered together in real time and we think this reunion special will capture that spirit, uniting original and new fans,” Kevin Reilly, chief content officer at HBO Max, earlier said in a statement.

The 25th anniversary special was first announced in February 2020 and was originally set to air in the US in May 2020. The shooting, however, was postponed multiple times due to COVID-19 pandemic. 

In March 2021, actor David Schwimmer, who played Ross Geller, confirmed  in an interview on Andy Cohen’s Radio Andy Show that the special “is happening.” “I’m heading out to LA. So, finally, I mean, we figured out a way to film it safely, and there’s going to be a portion of it that we filmed outside because of, you know, for safety protocols,” he said.

Friends ran from 1994 to 2004, and is considered by many to be one of the best sitcoms of the era. It follows the story of 6 twenty-somethings navigating life and adult growing pains in New York City. – Rappler.com