Cast of legendary TV sitcom, Friends, close to signing deal for reunion special
The six stars will reportedly be paid between $3 and $4 million for the reunion show, reports suggest
The much-awaited Friends special is reportedly happening, with the show's original cast set to return in their popular roles.
The one-hour-long special will help reportedly launch the upcoming streaming service HBO Max, which will also house the entire Friends library, which ran from 1994 to 2004.
A deal is apparently ready for signing. Reports state the reunion special will be an unscripted affair, with actors Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry, and David Schwimmer expected to return as Rachel, Monica, Phoebe, Joey, Chandler, and Ross respectively.
The six stars will reportedly be paid between $3 and $4 million for the reunion show, reports suggest.
Last month, chief content officer for HBO Max Kevin Reilly talked about the project at the Television Critics Association winter press tour: "There's interest all the way around, and yet we can't seem to quite get that interest all aligned to push the button on it, so today, unfortunately, it's still a maybe."
The actors have been open about their interest in reuniting for a professional project, after keeping up with each other in their personal lives.