Nobody told them 2020 was gonna be this way, but the original cast of Friends isn’t going to let the pandemic prevent them from taping a reunion.
The highly anticipated special, which all six principal cast members had agreed to participate in, was supposed to premiere along with HBO Max, the streaming service that wrested the rights to the sitcom away from Netflix. That didn’t happen, but in a remote appearance on The Tonight Show, David Schwimmer told Jimmy Fallon that tentative plans have been made to film in quarantine.
“It’s supposed to happen maybe in August — the middle of August, but honestly, we’re gonna wait and see another week or two if we all determine it’s really safe enough to do,” he said.
“And if not, then we’ll wait until it’s safe.”
The actor commonly known as Ross, there to promote his new show on NBC’s Peacock streaming service, reiterated that the special would be unscripted, which isn’t the best news for those who want to see what the gang is up to 16 years after the finale aired.
Schwimmer did say that the special would be “a really fun interview and then some other surprise bits,” but that’s not likely to quell the frustration that the dedicated fans who bought DVD box sets of the show when it departed Netflix are feeling with the indefinite delay.