HBO Max has finally released the first teaser for the long-awaited Friends: The Reunion special, which has now been scheduled to premiere on Thursday, May 27, on the one-year anniversary of the streamer’s launch. The video features our first glimpse of the sitcom’s beloved six stars as they walked together through what seems like the Warner Bros. Studio lot in Burbank, California.
Check out the Friends: The Reunion teaser in the player below!
In addition, the guest line-up for the unscripted HBO Max special has been revealed and is definitely packed with star-studded appearances from a variety of special guests. This includes previous cast members: Maggie Wheeler who portrayed the fan-favorite role of Janice, Tom Selleck who played Monica’s ex-boyfriend Richard Burke, and Reese Witherspoon who appeared as Rachel’s younger sister Jill Green, along with Elliot Gould and Christina Pickles, who played the roles of Ross and Monica’s parents. James Michael Tyler, Larry Hankin, and Thomas Lennon, who respectively played the roles of Gunther, Mr. Heckles, and Randall, are also appearing.
In addition, the special will also include David Beckham, Justin Bieber, BTS, James Corden, Cindy Crawford, Cara Delevingne, Lady Gaga, Kit Harington, Mindy Kaling, and Malala Yousafzai.
Friends: The Reunion will reunite the beloved sitcom’s six main leads including Jennifer Aniston Lisa Kudrow, Courteney Cox, David Schwimmer, Matthew Perry, and Matt LeBlanc, who had portrayed the roles of Rachel, Phoebe, Monica, Ross, Chandler, and Joey. The special was taped on two locations: the iconic show’s original soundstage Stage 24, on Warner Bros. Studio lot in Burbank, and in front of the famous fountain that was seen in the show’s opening credits.
The unscripted HBO Max special is directed by Ben Winston, who will also serve as an executive producer along with the original producers Kevin Bright, Kauffman, and Crane. The six core stars will also executive produce alongside Emma Conway, James Longman, and Stacey Thomas-Muir.
Created by David Crane and Marta Kauffman, Friends had lasted over ten seasons from 1994-2004 which followed the story of six friends who lived in New York City. Even though 25 years had passed since its debut, the 62-time Emmy Award-nominated series stood the test of time and is still garnered as one of the best TV series of all time and had also become a pop culture phenomenon known to all ages.
As fans await the highly-anticipated Friends: The Reunion special, they can first catch up on all of their favorite episodes from the sitcom on TBS as the network is currently airing every single episode, in a month-long marathon, weekdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET/PT, until June 4.