HBO Max will premiere the unscripted special Friends: The Reunion May 27, marking the one-year anniversary of the streaming network’s launch. Stars Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry and David Schwimmer return to the original Friends soundstage on the Warner Bros. lot in Burbank.
Guests include David Beckham, Justin Bieber, BTS, James Corden, Cindy Crawford, Lady Gaga, Kit Harrington, Mindy Kaling, Tom Selleck and Reese Witherspoon.
Ben Winston directed the special. He’s an executive producer, along with Kevin Bright, Marta Kauffman and David Crane. Aniston, Cox, Kudrow, LeBlanc, Perry, and Schwimmer are executive producers as well.
Warner Bros. Unscripted Television produced the special in association with Warner Horizon, Fulwell 73 Productions and Bright/Kauffman/Crane Productions.
Friends was on NBC from 1994 to 2004.
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Michael Malone, senior content producer at B+C/Multichannel News, covers network programming, including entertainment, news and sports on broadcast, cable and streaming; and local broadcast television. He hosts the podcasts Busted Pilot, about what’s new in television, and Series Business, a chat with the creator of a new program, and writes the column “The Watchman.” He joined B+C in 2005. His journalism has also appeared in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Playboy and New York magazine.