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A Friends Reunion Special Is 'In The Works'

Stewart Perrie

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A Friends Reunion Special Is 'In The Works'

Fans of the iconic sit-com Friends have been begging for new material ever since the show finished in May 2004.

Well, it looks like we might finally get what we've been asking for...kind of.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, a Friends reunion is in the works at HBO Max and could feature your favourite on-screen cast.

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The site claims Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry and David Schwimmer, as well as series creators David Crane and Marta Kauffman, are all being sought after to appear in the unscripted reunion.

As per other reunions, they could reminisce on the old days, provide some commentary on what happened behind the scenes and offer up information never heard before about themselves.

But THR insists that agreements haven't been signed and the project is very much still 'in talks' stages.

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This could be what Jennifer Aniston alluded to when she mentioned that the cast has been 'working on something'.

However, the 50-year-old was keen to emphasise that the 'something' would not be a Friends reboot.

Appearing on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, the actor was asked whether there would be a reboot of the show, to which she swiftly replied, 'No', prompting a mass sigh from the audience.

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Seemingly keen to placate the masses, Aniston added: "Listen, we would love for there to be something, but we don't know what that something is.

"So we're just trying really, we're working on something."

The actor got people well and truly worked up about the prospect of a reunion earlier this month when she shared her first Instagram post - a picture of herself alongside former co-stars Lisa Kudrow, Matthew Perry, Courteney Cox, Matt LeBlanc and David Schwimmer.

But we shouldn't hold our breaths for a reunion coming to fruition and you can thank series co-creator Marta Kauffman for that.

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Credit: Jennifer Aniston/Instagram
Credit: Jennifer Aniston/Instagram

Speaking to Rolling Stone, she said: "There are several reasons [why there won't be a Friends reunion].

"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.

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

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Surely even the most die-hard fans of the show must admit it's hard to argue with Kauffman's point.

Featured Image Credit: NBC

Topics: Entertainment, TV and Film

Stewart Perrie
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