The Official First Look at the Star Studded Friends Reunion Has Arrived!


| LAST UPDATE 05/20/2021

By Scarlett Adler
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Could we BE any more excited? After seemingly endless waiting, the moment has finally arrived: the Friends reunion is officially on its way to our screens. In only a matter of time, Central Perk's finest will reunite like never before. And we've got everything you need to know...

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For starters, titled, The One Where They Get Back Together (rightfully so), the upcoming special is taking us back to where it all began: No, not Rachel and Barry's wedding - Stage 24. The Burbank, California studio was the comedy's original soundstage. And we'd be lying if we said we're not feeling very nostalgic. As for who exactly will be taking us for a trip down memory lane?

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Of course, we’ll be catching up with Rachel, Ross, Monica, Chandler, Phoebe, and Joey. But they’re not the only ones who’ll be taking to our screens: The star-studded event is set to bless us with a whole lot more familiar faces. From Justin Bieber to David Beckham to Reese Witherspoon (or should we say, Jill Greene), we’re certainly in for a night to remember. Though we can’t help but wonder if Ugly Naked Man is included in that roster?

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Sorry to disappoint, but perhaps the answer is no, after all: "This is not a new, original episode of the series," as HBO MAX revealed of the unscripted special. Instead, "The cast will be appearing as themselves, not as their beloved characters." In other words? Chandler's one-liners might not be on full display for the evening (though we certainly hope we're wrong).

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But as Lisa Kudrow (a.k.a Phoebe Buffay) put it, "There's different facets to it, and we already shot packages of things," the actress teased. "I pre-shot something for it already." Might Smelly Cat make a debut? Your guess is as good as ours, though we definitely hope so. What we do know, though, is that you'll want to see the trailer below...

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Well, there you have it. They may have been on a break, but on May 27, our favorite friends will officially be back and better than ever (on HBO MAX). Until then? Be sure to stay tuned for all of the latest updates.