It’s finally happening. The original cast of Friends is getting back together for a reunion, fans of the original show have been waiting since the show ended 17 years ago.
will exclusively premiere on ZEE5, the streaming platform, announced on Sunday.
While the special is scheduled to be released on the streamer HBO Max in the US on May 27, the date of its Indian debut is yet to be revealed.
All the six original cast members of “Friends”—Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry, and David Schwimmer—are coming back for the long-awaited event.
However, since the Friends Reunion is only going to be for a single episode, it is set to be a program featuring several high-profile guest appearances.
It will feature a variety of special guests including David Beckham, Justin Bieber, BTS, James Corden, Cindy Crawford, Cara Delevingne, Lady Gaga, Elliott Gould, Kit Harington, Larry Hankin, Mindy Kaling, Thomas Lennon, Christina Pickles, Tom Selleck, James Michael Tyler, Maggie Wheeler, Reese Witherspoon and Malala Yousafzai.
We are extremely excited to bring Friends Reunion:
Friends reunion exclusively on ZEE5 for the Indian market. ‘FRIENDS’ is amongst the world’s most-watched and loved sitcoms and it is a great opportunity for us to present their reunion, something that the world has been talking about, on ZEE5 for ‘FRIENDS’ fans in India,” Manish Kalra, chief business officer, ZEE5 India said in a statement adding that fans across regions and languages can enjoy the episode from the safety of their homes.
The Friends Reunion episode will be directed by Ben Winston, but the executive directors’ names —Kevin Bright, Marta Kauffman, and David Crane— will immediately stand out for any avid Friends fans that have watched the show’s varied and colourful intro videos. The special episode also involved Aniston, Cox, Kudrow, LeBlanc, Perry, and Schwimmer from the original cast, who were also executive producers.
Friends: The Reunion Official Trailer HBO Max:
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