UPDATE: Sadly, the Friends reunion is getting postponed yet again.
“I hear the most recent date was Aug. 17, and there had been initial optimism that production could be pulled off until COVID cases started spiking again, prolonging the ongoing Hollywood shutdown related to the pandemic. I hear that plan was recently called off, and there is no new target date as the situation remains fluid,” Deadline reported.
ORIGINAL POST: The Friends reunion is going on!
Production company Fulwell 73, which is also behind The Late Late Show in James Corden‘s garage amid the pandemic, confirmed the news in an interview with Deadline on Friday (August 7).
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“Fulwell 73, the production company that counts James Corden among its partners, is planning to get back into production on HBO Max’s Friends reunion,” the outlet reported.
“Fulwell 73 partner Leo Pearlman and senior executive Carly Shackleton reflected on a memorable four months for the company, during which it made The Late Late Show in Corden’s garage and produced the first pandemic-era studio show in the UK: BBC One’s Peter Crouch: Save Our Summer. The latter will help inform production on the highly-anticipated Friends reunion, which Pearlman said is poised to shoot in the next two weeks, with Fulwell 73 partner Ben Winston directing. Details of the show are being kept tightly under wraps, but it was delayed in April after coronavirus scuppered hopes of getting the cast back together in time for HBO Max’s launch on May 27.”
“We’re very excited for that,” Leo said, without providing more details about the reunion, but he said the UK team is contributing to the show.
Here’s what star David Schwimmer recently said about the reunion…