‘Friends’ Reunion Special: Filming Pushed To May Over Coronavirus, Still On Track For HBO Max Launch — For Now
The solid of Pals waited 16 years to reunite for a TV particular. They must wait somewhat longer. Filming of the untitled unscripted Pals reunion particular for HBO Max has been postponed till Might over the continuing coronavirus pandemic, I’ve discovered.
Based on sources, if the present new manufacturing date holds, the particular will nonetheless be prepared for the launch of HBO Max, additionally slated for Might. (Actual launch date has not been introduced but however is believed to be later within the month.)
Given the severity of the well being disaster, which floor all Hollywood manufacturing to a halt in a matter of days, it’s presently uncertain that any movie or TV manufacturing may resume by Might although the scenario is being evaluated week by week and even daily. Proper now, there are strict federal and state pointers limiting public gatherings to assist curb the unfold of the virus, that are anticipated to be in place for weeks.
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Pals stars Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry, and David Schwimmer are all set to return to the long-lasting comedy’s unique soundstage, Stage 24, on the Warner Bros. Studio lot in Burbank to movie the reunion particular, directed by Ben Winston. The sextet additionally function govt producers alongside Pals creators Kevin Vivid, Marta Kauffman and David Crane.
The hope is for the particular to hitch all 236 episodes of the Emmy-winning 1994-2004 NBC sequence, which might be obtainable to subscribers on the launch of HBO Max in Might. The particular is designed to assist usher Pals reruns on the streamer, which shelled out $425 million for rights to the vastly well-liked sitcom, till not too long ago considered one of Netflix’s largest hits.
Winston govt produces together with Vivid, Kauffman and Crane in addition to Aniston, Cox, Kudrow, LeBlanc, Perry and Schwimmer. Emma Conway and James Longman are co-executive producers. The particular hails from Warner Bros. Unscripted & Various Tv and Fulwell 73 Productions.