Daily US Times: The cast of Friends is about to reunite for a one-off special, more than 15 years since the show ended- and all it reportedly cost was $3 million for each main cast members.
The episode will air on the HBO Max streaming service, which will launch in May, but the exact date is yet to be announced.
The top stars of the show Jennifer Aniston, Matthew Perry, Courteney Cox, Matt LeBlanc, Lisa Kudrow, Matthew Perry, and David Schwimmer will all appear.
Perry broke the news posting a photo of the cast from 1990s with a quote ‘It’s happening’. All the other members then started to share the post.
Friends, one of the most viewed TV shows in the US aired from 1994 until 2004. The final show was the most-watched TV episode of the 2000s, which was watched by 52.5 million viewers in the US.
The show has since picked up legions of younger fans though Netflix as it was UK’s favorite streaming show and in 2018, it was the second most popular show in the US.
Rumors of a reunion surfaced after Jennifer Aniston posted a photo of the cast together on Instagram back in October.
According to Hollywood Reporter, the cast members “will earn more than double their former per-episode fee for the reunion and be paid between $2.5 million and $3 million for the special.”
The show is a big deal for HBO Max, and WarnerMedia as a whole as the company paid more than 425 million dollars to secure rights to the show’s back catalogue.
HBO Max’s chief content officer Kevin Reilly said: “Guess you could call this the one where they all got back together – we are reuniting with David, Jennifer, Courteney, Matt, Lisa and Matthew for an HBO Max special that will be programmed alongside the entire Friends Library.”
The reunion special will also provide HBO Max with something the service desperately needs: appointment TV that will drive subscribers.