HBO Max has released the official Friends: The Reunion trailer for the highly-anticipated special, giving us a preview of the epic, fun, and emotional reunion of the beloved sitcom’s iconic cast. The video teases the six stars visiting their sets and loosely recreating some of the fan-favorite moments of Friends including the quiz game, Phoebe’s reaction to first finding out about Monica and Chandler, and more. The HBO Max special will be available for streaming on May 27. Check out the full trailer in the player below!
In addition, the streamer has also organized some activities, which you can read below, in celebration of the Friends: The Reunion special which aimed to inspire friends to reunite nationwide to watch the special together.
Friends: The Reunion reunites 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 special will also feature the return of previous cast members including 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, guest stars David Beckham, Justin Bieber, BTS, James Corden, Cindy Crawford, Cara Delevingne, Lady Gaga, Kit Harington, Mindy Kaling, and Malala Yousafzai will also appear.
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.