7 things we know about the HBO Max Friends special

It may be that the fan wait is finally ending! It was more than a decade with fans dreaming and wishing for a new episode of Friends, or even a simple meeting with the entire cast. Apparently, the Friends Reunion Special is coming.

The information released shows that the entire cast of the famous sitcom will be present in the production, so we can see Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Matthew Perry, Matt Le Blanc, Lisa Kudrow and David Schwimmer in the roles of Rachel Green, Monica Geller, Chandler Bing, Joey Tribbiani, Phoebe Buffay and Ross Geller.

To make all Friends fans very prepared for the series special, the My Series separated 7 little things that we already know about the production of HBO Max.

7. The special should start recording in April 2021

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The expectation is that production of the series will start as early as April. The information came from none other, none other than David Schwimmer himself. The actor commented on the matter while giving an interview to American radio SiriusXM Radio Andy in early March.

The man who plays Ross Geller said he would be going to Los Angeles in just over a month to start recording Friends Reunion Special.

6. Will debut in 2021 on HBO Max

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Well, we already know that the recordings should start in April this year. And we already know that the premiere is scheduled to happen in 2021. Where? On the HBO Max streaming platform. Calm down, you who live in Brazil need not be worried!

HBO Max itself has already announced that streaming should arrive in Brazilian lands in June 2021, being the only platform that will have all episodes of Friends. This happens thanks to a partnership between Warner Bros. and HBO, which is also responsible for the fact that Friends Reunion Special happen at HBO Max.

5. It was supposed to happen in 2020

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This information may leave some of you even more frustrated with the covid-19, but here it goes: the Friends Reunion Special it was supposed to happen last year! The initial idea was for the special to air in the same month as the launch of HBO Max in the United States, which would be in May 2020.

However, the covid-19 pandemic caused several delays. David Schwimmer himself confirmed that, in fact, it was in March the beginning of the recording of the special, but that it was postponed to April because the production was looking to further improve security protocols against the new coronavirus.

4. Some parts will be filmed outside the studios

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The covid-19 pandemic has also made it extremely complicated for the Friends Reunion Special was recorded inside a studio and with the presence of an audience, as it usually happened in the original sitcom.

More recently, in the interview for the Andy Radio, David Schwimmer confirmed that the production had found a solution to the problems, and that some of the scenes in the special would be shot outdoors. The information left fans curious for a possible remake of the scenes at the source or at Central Perk itself.

3. There will be no script or storyline

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This information can be a little disappointing for most fans of Friends. The special will not have a script and much less will it be a continuation of the events of the series. Many people expected to see what the lives of the six friends would be like now, but that shouldn’t happen.

Lisa Kudrow commented, in an interview to the podcast Literally by Rob Lowe, that the special will only show the cast as themselves recalling the best memories of the series. It will be very similar to the special that HBO Max made of Fresh Prince of Bel-Air in November 2020.

2. Some actors have already recorded some scenes

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Not everything will start only in April. Some actors in the cast of Friends already recorded some scenes of the special. During the interview for Rob Lowe’s podcast, Lisa Kudrow confirmed that she had already recorded some parts of the Friends Reunion Special before filming with the full cast.

With that, we can expect that some other actors in the cast have already done some recording at the HBO Max studios.

1. The actors will receive $ 2.5 million dollars each

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It’s not just the fans who are very happy with the new footage and the Friends Reunion Special. The actors in the series are very excited, as they will receive a $ 2.5 million dollar fee for just one special episode.

This is because the six actors have an agreement that everyone should receive the same amount of payment in all episodes of the series, a tradition that will be honored in the HBO Max special.

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