After years of campaigning on Twitter, pleas on Instagram, constant speculation and, of course, the sheer joy we felt when it was announced that Netflix would be spending another Dhs367 million to keep the hit TV show on its streaming platform until the end of 2019, Friends is maybe kind of possibly getting a half-reboot.
Per reports by the Hollywood Reporter, a formal deal has not yet been made, but it has been confirmed that all six members of the original cast, along with the series' original creators Marta Kauffman and David Crane, are all keen to reunite for an unscripted special on the forthcoming streaming service HBO Max, the same platform that is set to stream the highly anticipated Gossip Girl reboot.
The cast and its creators have, for a very long time, continually shut down the possibility of a scripted reboot of the iconic show that first graced our screens all the way back in 1994. According to reports by Variety, this reunion special is most likely to consist of the cast and producers candidly sharing their favourite stories and memories from set, rather than a continuation of the stories of Rachel, Ross, Monica, Chandler, Phoebe and Joey.
HBO Max and WarnerBros TV producers are yet to issue a statement regarding the status of the deal.