The pandemic had led to an array of delays, cancellations and what not but one event's delay was especially saddening for many fans out there - and it was the Friends reunion special.
It is finally happening now. The Friends reunion special is finally taping next week, according to multiple sources.
The unscripted special, which will reunite stars Jennifer Aniston, David Schwimmer, Courteney Cox, Matthew Perry, Lisa Kudrow and Matt LeBlanc, was initially planned to shoot in March 2020, but was delayed several times due to the pandemic. Ben Winston will direct the reunion, which will also feature Friends creators Kevin Bright, Marta Kauffman and David Crane.
Collider reached out to HBO Max in late February after hearing that the Friends special would tape the first week of April, with a likely debut in May. At the time, a representative for HBO Max could not confirm the taping date due to the fluidity of the situation, but they did not deny it either. On Friday, HBO Max reiterated it could not confirm a premiere date for the special, and though the streamer declined to comment regarding production dates, a representative once again did not deny that the special will be recorded next week.
We are certain the fans cannot wait for the same.