Stop everything! A Friends TV reunion is officially happening and, honestly, this might be the best day literally ever. After a long time spent wondering "will they, won't they?" we finally deserve some good news, and last night we got just that.
Following the iconic show's 25th anniversary, Monica Geller, Rachel Green, Phoebe Buffay, Ross Geller, Chandler Bing and Joey Tribbiani are set to return for a one-off episode after 15 years.
The cast officially announced the reunion in simultaneous Instagram posts, with a picture of the six iconic stars from their 1985 Rolling Stone cover. Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matthew Perry and David Schwimmer all posted the picture with the same caption, "It's happening..." Meanwhile, Matt LeBlanc went rogue and posted a picture of the M*A*S*H cast with the same caption, obviously.
After months of speculation over a reunion, the one-off reunion episode will appear on HBO Max, heading up the launch of HBO's new streaming platform in May, though an exact date for the episode is yet to be confirmed.
Details of the TV show are still unknown, but it's said to be an hour-long unscripted special and has been rumoured to be hosted by Ellen DeGeneres. The reunion will take the form of "a retrospective [episode] and interviews with the cast," reports WSJ.
Ben Winston, who produces James Corden's Late Late Show, also took to Instagram to confirm that he is directing and producing the reunion.
With the cast previously turning down their original offer of $1 million each to appear in the reunion episode, reports now suggest that the cast could be earning between $2.25 million and $2.5 million each for the show.
A Friends reunion has been on the cards for months, with Jennifer Aniston teasing that the original cast were "working on something" in November last year. Meanwhile, Matthew Perry also fuelled rumours earlier this month by cryptically tweeting, "Big news coming..."
Well, we finally know what the "big news" is, and it's all we dreamed of and more. Now we just need to figure out what to do with ourselves until May.
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