Special ‘Friends’ is postponed by coronavirus

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Los Angeles, United States.

The highly anticipated special that would gather back to the stars “Friends“it will not be ready for the launch of the new platform streaming of HBO as it was expected, due to the pandemic the coronavirus, which has been forced to stop many productions in Hollywood.

Fans of this series -still very popular, even among the public that is too young to remember the original broadcast, which ended in 2004 – they had a lot of illusion with this program that should come out in may next to HBO Max.

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A spokesman told the AFP that the program would be available “soon”.

Stars of “Friends”

The stars Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry and David Schwimmer had already signed up to return to the study of the series in the studios Warner Bros in California.

The special even was not recorded due to the orders of confinement for the coronavirus and the producers ruled out doing it via remote or virtual due to the meaning of the original set where they were 10 seasons, according to the website specialized Variety.

The magazine also reported that each actor will receive $ 2.5 million for their participation.

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Sean Kisker, chief strategic WarnerMedia, owner of HBO, Max, confirmed this week that the launch will be made in may.

The service -which will cost $ 14.99 a month – will have all of the seasons Friendsa key point to compete in the fierce market with Netflix, Disney+, Amazon Prime and Apple TV+.

Kevin Reilly, head of content HBO Max, said in February to announce the special that this series about a group of six close knit friends living in New York has captivated “generation after generation”.

“Recreates an era in which the friends, and the audiences, gathered in real time, and we believe that this special session will capture that spirit, uniting fans original and new,” he said.

A post Aniston on Instagram in February about the special attracted nearly 4.8 million people in three hours.

Friends“it was one of the most watched programs on Netflix until the 10 seasons of the program were claimed last year by WarnerMedia.

Aired on the american television between 1994 and 2004, the series won dozens of awards and launched the worldwide fame Aniston and her co-stars.