‘Friends Reunion Special’ Will Not Be Available On HBO Max At Launch Due To COVID-19 Production Shutdown
HBO Max is pivoting the launch of the Pals reunion particular after the COVID-19 pandemic put paid to the particular being accessible on the launch of WarnerMedia’s new streaming service.
The streamer has confirmed that the particular, which sees the Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry, and David Schwimmer reunite on stage for the primary time in 16 years, has been delayed.
Manufacturing was set to start out earlier this 12 months earlier than being shutdown by the worldwide pandemic. There had been a contingency plan to movie it in Might forward of the launch of the service, however the extended outbreak implies that it will be unable to affix all 236 episodes of the NBC present as WarnerMedia rolls out its service.
Nevertheless, HBO Max will nonetheless forge forward with the particular, which is able to see the forged return to the long-lasting comedy’s authentic soundstage, Stage 24, on the Warner Bros. Studio lot in Burbank, as soon as the manufacturing shutdown ends.
The particular is to be directed by Ben Winston with the forged additionally serving as government producers alongside Winston and Pals creators Kevin Vibrant, Marta Kauffman and David Crane. The particular hails from Warner Bros. Unscripted & Different Tv and Fulwell 73 Productions with Emma Conway and James Longman as co-exec producers.
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The one-off occasion had been designed to assist usher Pals reruns on the streamer, which shelled out $425 million for rights to the massively fashionable sitcom, till not too long ago one in all Netflix’s greatest hits.