HBO Max debuted the official trailer and key art for FRIENDS: THE REUNION, debuting THURSDAY, MAY 27 on HBO Max. “Friends” stars Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry, and David Schwimmer return to the iconic comedy’s original soundstage, Stage 24, on the Warner Bros. Studio lot in Burbank for a real-life unscripted celebration of the beloved show.
Ben Winston directed the special and executive produced along with “Friends” executive producers Kevin Bright, Marta Kauffman, and David Crane. The special hails from Warner Bros. Unscripted Television in association with Warner Horizon, Fulwell 73 Productions and Bright/Kauffman/Crane Productions. Aniston, Cox, Kudrow, LeBlanc, Perry, and Schwimmer executive produced the special. Emma Conway, James Longman and Stacey Thomas-Muir co-executive produced.
In celebration of the special, HBO Max will launch the following activations, inspiring friends to reunite nationwide to watch FRIENDS: THE REUNION together:
- "Friends Reunite for Friends" Screening Events: On Wednesday, May 26th, HBO Max will invite select guests and super-fans for an exclusive screening to experience the reunion special with their friends IRL. The experience will include tailored pre-show entertainment and outdoor screenings before its HBO Max debut in two iconic locations: The Greens at Pier 17 in New York City, NY and at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Los Angeles, CA. Fans will have the opportunity to attend through a #SuperFriendsFan UGC sweepstakes via HBOMax, HBOMaxPop and Friends social channels.
- Scener Watch-Along Partnership: Fans can reunite with their friends virtually to enjoy the reunion special together with Scener. Starting premiere day, fans will be able to see their favorite cast reunite on their own custom virtual couches with video and chat capabilities on scener.com. Fans can share watch party experiences using the #CentralPerkWatchParties hashtag.
- Digital & Social Red Carpet: To further celebrate the long-awaited reunion special, HBO Max is hosting a live-streamed digital and social red carpet on Wednesday, May 26th from 7:30pm to 8:30pm PST. This event will feature exclusive programming, guest-star appearances and live segments from the ‘Friends Reunite for Friends’ screening events in New York and Los Angeles leading up to the reunion special.
- To celebrate the must-stream event of the summer, HBO Max will launch the “For Fans Of Friends” spotlight page on May 27, offering customized “Friends”-themed content to invite viewers to immerse themselves in curations centered around everyone’s favorite group of six. The page will include a myriad of themed episodic collections from fan favorites, guest stars, iconic moments and fashion to custom talent-driven curations. Collections include “Best of Rachel,” “The Ones With Celebrity Guest” and the most-watched episodes.
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“Friends” remains one of television’s most beloved series. One of the highest-rated shows on television in its original network run, the series still remains a perennial go-to in syndication and on streaming services, where it continues to be a smash hit worldwide. A favorite among critics and fans alike throughout its 10-season run, “Friends” not only won the Emmy® for Outstanding Comedy series, but also garnered Emmy® Awards for series stars Jennifer Aniston and Lisa Kudrow. From Warner Bros. Television, Friends follows the lives and loves of a close-knit group of friends living in New York City: siblings Ross (David Schwimmer) and Monica Geller (Courteney Cox), along with friends Chandler Bing (Matthew Perry), Phoebe Buffay (Lisa Kudrow), Joey Tribbiani (Matt LeBlanc) and Rachel Green (Jennifer Aniston). “Friends” was created by David Crane and Marta Kauffman, who executive produced the series with Kevin Bright through Bright/Kauffman/Crane Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television.
About Warner Bros. Unscripted Television
Warner Bros. Unscripted Television is the leading producer of unscripted television in America with over 50 series totaling some 2,500 hours of programming annually across broadcast, cable, streaming, digital, and first-run syndication, as well as high-end documentaries. Led by Mike Darnell, President, the division produces major franchises that include the long-running, powerhouse franchise of “The Bachelor,” “The Bachelorette,” and “Bachelor in Paradise”; multiple Emmy-winning “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” and the primetime hit “Ellen’s Game of Games”; the multi-Emmy-winning blockbuster “The Voice”; the Fox hit “The Masked Dancer”; the Emmy-winning “Who Do You Think You Are?” returning to NBC; “The Real Housewives of New York”; “The Bradshaw Bunch”; “Extra”; and “The Real”; plus, the Greg Berlanti produced signature documentaries “Helter Skelter” for EPIX and “Equal” for HBO Max, among others. The unscripted unit also recently announced “The Wheel”, BBC’s number 1 game show launch in over a decade, coming to NBC; the upcoming hybrid alternative-scripted series “True Story” with Ed Helms and Randall Park; “Ellen’s Next Great Designer” for HBO Max; and the highly anticipated “Friends” reunion coming to HBO Max.
About Fulwell 73
Fulwell 73 produces and creates top-quality commercial television, feature and digital productions. As producer of the multi-Emmy and Critics Choice Award–winning “The Late Late Show with James Corden,” with CBS Studios, they have a show which has dominated the digital space with over 7 billion views since their launch in 2015. Other television productions include “Drop the Mic” for TBS, “Carpool Karaoke: The Series” for Apple, Sunderland “’Til I Die” for Netflix, “Game On” for CBS, and in the UK, the highest rated show of the decade, “Gavin & Stacey Christmas Special” for BBC One. Ben Winston, and Fulwell 73, took over the Grammys in 2021.
Fulwell 73 prides itself in making shows with some of the top music and sports talent in the world, making broadcast specials for Bruno Mars, Kacey Musgraves, and David Beckham. They also recently produced “Hitsville: The Making of” Motown for Showtime and “Auschwitz Untold: In Colour” for NatGeo. They were the producers of the most successful sports documentary of all time, “The Class of 92” (Universal Pictures) and the huge box office hit “One Direction 3D: This is Us” (Sony/Columbia). Fulwell 73 also recently produced the Global Citizens live event from South Africa to celebrate Mandela 100, featuring many artists and hosts including Beyoncé, Jay-Z and Oprah Winfrey. They are currently in production on their first studio feature film: Cinderella, for Sony Pictures, starring Camila Cabello.