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The 'Friends' Cast Reteams for Trivia and Nostalgia in the Full Trailer for HBO's Reunion Special

Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry and David Schwimmer reunite 17 years after the hit sitcom ended.
By Sarah Ward
May 20, 2021
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By Sarah Ward
May 20, 2021
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It's 'The One Where They Get Back Together' — and, after more than a year of teasing, it's finally about to hit screens. First hinted at in 2019, officially confirmed in 2020, releasing its initial teaser last week and now dropping a full trailer, Friends: The Reunion is exactly what it sounds like. If you know everything there is to know about orange couches, smelly cats and whether a couple is on a break, you'll be more than a little excited.

It has been 27 years since the TV sitcom about six New Yorkers made audiences a promise: that it'd be there for us. And, as well as making stars out of Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Matthew Perry, Matt LeBlanc, David Schwimmer and Lisa Kudrow, Friends has done just that. Sure, the hit series wrapped up its ten-season run in 2004, but the show has lived on — on streaming platforms, by sending an orange couch around Australia, by screening anniversary marathons in cinemas and in boozy brunch parties, for example.

Friends: The Reunion promises to take pop culture's lingering affection for the show to another level, though, by reuniting its cast for a big dose of nostalgia. And, for trivia, too. That's the first thing that Aniston, Cox, Perry, LeBlanc, Schwimmer and Kudrow do in the new trailer for the special, which is slated to hit HBO's streaming platform HBO Max on Thursday, May 27 in the US.

During the unscripted special, the actors behind Rachel, Monica, Chandler, Joey, Ross and Phoebe all chat about their experiences on and memories of the show — all on the same soundstage where Friends was originally shot, so expect to see some familiar faces and some recognisable decor. Aniston, Cox and the gang also have a few other famous pals for company, with the hefty guest lineup spanning folks with connections to the show and others that must just love it. On the list: David Beckham, Justin Bieber, BTS, James Corden, Cindy Crawford, Cara Delevingne, Lady Gaga, Elliott Gould, Kit Harington, Larry Hankin and Mindy Kaling, as well as Thomas Lennon, Christina Pickles, Tom Selleck, James Michael Tyler, Maggie Wheeler, Reese Witherspoon and Malala Yousafzai.

The special was initially set to air in America last May, but those plans delayed due to the pandemic. For friends of Friends Down Under, just when and where Friends: The Reunion will surface hasn't yet been revealed; however, it's bound to be here for us sooner or later.

Check out the full trailer below:

Friends: The Reunion will be available to stream in the US via HBO Max on Thursday, May 27. It doesn't currently have an air date or streaming date Down Under — we'll update you when one is announced.

Published on May 20, 2021 by Sarah Ward

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