It is finally time to welcome back everyone’s favorite group of friends. Yes, the much-awaited Friends reunion is finally happening! Dedicated fans of the sitcom have been bubbling with excitement ever since the reunion episode was announced. Now that HBO has launched a teaser for the Friends reunion special and revealed the official airing date, fans have taken the internet by storm. The Friends Reunion Special is certainly one of the most talked-about events of this year. After years of anticipation and countless rewatch sessions, HBO announced on May 13, 2021, that the iconic show will be back with a special episode in just a week’s time.
Created by David Crane and Marta Kauffman, Friends is an American television sitcom series that aired on NBC from September 22, 1994, to May 6, 2004, for 10 long seasons. Starring Courteney Cox, Jennifer Aniston, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry, and David Schwimmer in lead roles, Friends is considered as one of the most popular television shows of all time. Friends managed to gain one of the biggest fanbases and earned great appreciation and acclaim throughout its highly successful run. So now that the much-loved show is all set to win our hearts once again let us take a look if Friends will be available to watch on Netflix. We will also discuss what we can expect from the forthcoming special episode.
What Will Be The Plot Of Friends Reunion?
When the series first aired on television, it revolved around the lives of the six friends in their mid-20s who lived in Manhattan, New York. Every episode of the series came with a unique title and followed the various humorous adventures of the six characters. The series brought to life the romantic endeavors, career issues, and general life events of the characters. The show presented the whole journey of their youth through 10 long years and concluded on an emotional note as the friends moved on with their separate lifestyles. Soon enough, the six friends won millions of hearts across the world and became an integral part of fans’ lives.
Over the years, there have been numerous speculations about the plot and theme of the reunion special. It has been confirmed that the episode has been titled ‘The One Where They Get Back Together,’ which holds a lot of meaning given it is a reunion special episode. Nothing much can be depicted from the teaser so far. The group of friends is only shown to be coming together and walking away from the camera while holding on to each other in their signature pose. The teaser also introduces an acoustic instrumental version of the iconic Friends OST.
It has also been confirmed that all six of the original cast members will be reuniting for the special episode, much to the joy of fans. However, it has been mentioned on several occasions that the reunion will not be a new Friends episode. According to several sources, the reunion will showcase the friends reuniting at the original Friends soundstage, revisiting Stage 24 sets of the Warner Bros. Studio in Burbank, having fun surprises, and sharing behind-the-scenes footage. HBO Max has also confirmed that the cast will appear as themselves in the special episode instead of their beloved characters.
There are also the latest rumors that the six main casts will be joined by several other celebrities including BTS, Justin Bieber, David Beckham, Lady Gaga, James Corden, Cindy Crawford, Malala Yousafazai, Kit Harington, Tom Selleck, and Reese Witherspoon among others. The special episode has been directed by Ben Winston. The show was initially slated to be filmed in March 2020, but the production was largely delayed due to the pandemic.
Will Friends Reunion Be Available On Netflix? – When and Where to Watch The Show
Unfortunately, the Friends Reunion will not be available on Netflix.
The much-awaited Friends Reunion will not be available to watch on Netflix. The episode will be launched on May 27, 2021, and will be airing on HBO Max in the United States. Friends was previously available for streaming on Netflix, but HBO bought the streaming rights of the show with a whopping $425 million. Ever since then, the series left the Netflix streaming service, and hence the special episode will not be available on the platform.
Friends Reunion will debut on HBO Max to mark the one-year anniversary of the launch of HBO Max. The series will be available to stream exclusively on the platform, starting May 27. As of now, there is no update if the Friends reunion special will be available on any other streaming service. Fans in the United States will be able to watch the special just by subscribing to the platform. Sadly, fans outside the US will face difficulties watching special episode upon its premiere with practically no official streaming options available so far.