“Friends”: the Special will not be recorded in a virtual way by which will delay its premiere


Bad news for the fans of “Friends“. The long-awaited special meet again to its protagonists will not be ready for may, date of the launch of the new platform HBO Max as it was expected, given the pandemic of the new coronavirus.

A the spokesman said that the program would be available “soon”. However, this has not been able to record due to the orders of confinement by the COVID-19 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 specialized site Variety.

The protagonists of “Friends“-Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry and David Schwimmer – have already signed up to return to the studios Warner Bros in California. Each will receive US$ 2.5 million for their participation.

Sean Kisker, chief strategic WarnerMedia, owner of HBO, Max, confirmed that the streaming platform will be launched in may. The service will have all of the seasons of the popular series, a key point to compete with Netflix, Disney+, Amazon Prime and Apple TV+.


Kevin Reilly, head of content, HBO Max, said in February to announce the special one that this comedy 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 Jennifer Anistonin Instagram, on the special attracted nearly 4.8 million people in three hours.

Friendsit was one of the most watched programs on Netflix until the 10 seasons of the series were claimed last year by WarnerMedia. Transmitted between 1994 and 2004, fiction won dozens of awards and launched the worldwide fame Aniston and her co-stars. (AFP)