Friends Reunion special episode should have been released by now if it wasn’t for the COVID-19 pandemic. Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, David Schwimmer, Matthew Perry, and Matt LeBlanc were ready to get back together, but the threat of the virus ruined every plan. HBO Max was finally launched without the much-awaited Friends Reunion but fans were considerate enough to understand the delicacy of the situation.
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Now that things are getting better and the government has given guidelines to production houses on filming scenes, there is a new ray of hope for the Friends fans. It could be possible that the Friends reunion episode will be out on the Friends anniversary this year. Here are the latest updates on Friends reunion special released date on the 26th anniversary of Friends series.
Friends Reunion Special Filming will Resume in August
Friends Reunion special filming could start in August as per the show creator Martha Kauffman who hopes there are no second waves of the viral outbreak. Kauffman said in a recent interview that she hopes things are all right, they follow all the protocols and can start shooting from mid to late August.
Warner Media chairman Bob Greenblatt earlier said that the Friends reunion will start filming at the end of Summer and the show release will be delayed by about two months. There were also plans to do a virtual Friends reunion but that would not be that special to see the cast on six squares. It is why the HBO Max creators decided to wait for Friends reunion special after it missed the original release date of May 27, 2020.
Friends Reunion Release Date Confirmed in September 2020
Friends Reunion special episode release date could be set as September 22, 2020, as per some reports. It is a known fact that the first episode of Friends was released on September 22, 1994, and last year on the same date, everyone celebrated the 25th Friends anniversary.
It would be the 26th Friends anniversary on September 22 this year and it would be perfect to release the reunion special on that day. HBO Max will also soon confirm that Friends reunion will release on September 22 and fans will be happy to see the special episode on the 26th anniversary of the show.