The creators and protagonists of the Friends cult series had been quite clear over the years, and all the more so recently as they celebrated the 25th anniversary of the debut of the sitcom: a revival as fashionable as today is categorically excluded.
But as leaked in recent weeks by one of the protagonists, Jennifer Aniston, it could not be ruled out that the six original actors would rejoin for some alternative project aimed at celebrating the legacy of one of the symbols of the nineties. And now an official confirmation has arrived: a special one would in fact be planned for the future Hbo Max streaming platform.
Advanced negotiations would be underway with Aniston but also with Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry and David Schwimmer, as well as with screenwriters David Crane and Marta Kauffman, to make a sort of celebratory documentary, or at least a special episode, for revive the glories of one of the most successful comic series of all time. If indeed it was possible to close the contracts, underlines Hollywood Reporter, the next hurdle would be to match everyone’s commitments, but it seems that Warner Bros, whose television division holds the rights of the sitcom, would be pushing decisively towards the realisation of the reunion.
On the other hand the same Friends is a very important strategic piece in today’s but above all future challenge among the big streaming platforms: in the United States the series has found a large audience in recent years in which it has been spread by Netflix , but the next year will leave that service to become one of the flagships of the new Hbo Max (which in Italy for now will not arrive unless conveyed by Sky , as well as the replicas of the sitcom will remain in our country on Netflix for a few more years). The reunion in any case would seal the American launch of the new streaming service by WarnerMedia, whose multiple projects want to give a hard time to the direct and already experienced competitors.