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Friends Creator Marta Kauffman Says There Will Never Be A Show Reboot

Friends Creator Marta Kauffman Says There Will Never Be A Show Reboot

We cling on to hope every time we think of those six weirdos, that one day we will see them all in action again. But it seems the Friends' co-creator is happy to burst our little bubble.

That's right - Marta Kauffman has revealed that she doesn't think there will ever be a reboot of the series.


She dropped the bitter bombshell during an interview with Rolling Stone magazine where she said that a reunion would just 'disappoint' fans. Erm, no it wouldn't, are you mad?

Explaining her reasoning, she said: "One, the show is about a time in your life when your friends are your family. It's not that time anymore.

"All we'd be doing is putting those six actors back together, but the heart of the show would be gone."


Marta went on: "Two, I don't know what good it does us. The show is going just fine, people love it. [A reunion] could only disappoint. 'The One Where Everyone's Disappointed'."

Well, that's got a ring to it at least. I'd watch.

Friends, which initially aired back in 1994, was acquired by Netflix four years ago for a whopping $118,000,000 (£88.9m) meaning it's now picked up an abundance of new fans.

This is something Marta knows about all too well after her daughter's friends asked whether she had seen 'that new show' believing that it was a 'period piece' that had only recently aired.

It's not only Marta who doesn't like the idea of a reunion - Matt LeBlanc (better known as Joey Tribbiani) also said it will never happen.

In an interview with Brisbane's 97.3FM Bianca, Terry & Bob, the 50-year-old actor said: "I understand that people really want to see that reunion. But that show was about a finite period in these six characters' lives, between 20 and 30."

He added: "I think everyone's imagination of what they (the characters) are doing is better."

LeBlanc also indicated that more than one member of the original cast would be reluctant to take part in a reunion.

"It's not any one person," he said. "I think it's better to just leave it. I think it's something that doesn't come along very often. That was a really special thing, and the stars aligned right for that."

Back in 2011, Ross Geller - sorry David Schwimmer - said: "I really like how the show ended. I really love how it ended. I think it was kind of a perfect ending, and I can't see any good reason to revisit it."

Featured Image Credit: Warner Bros.

Topics: Entertainment, Ross, TV and Film, joey, Friends

Rebecca Shepherd

I'm Becky - a journalist at LADbible. I graduated with a First Class BA in Journalism before going on to cover criminal court cases, medical tribunals and breaking news for the national media - which inevitably and eventually became as glum as it sounds. Can often be found rocking a bag for life - which I made a 'thing' way before Rihanna. You can contact me at [email protected]


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