Shooting of the eagerly awaited Reunion Special of the hit series Friends on the streaming service HBO should finally start. The sitcom, produced from 1994 to 2004, is one of the most successful representatives of the genre. Unlike many sitcoms from the 80s and early 90s, Friends was characterized by the fact that the characters evolved over the years. The relationships between the characters formed an important element. The success of the series lasted to the end and culminated in a much anticipated series finale, which was followed on May 6, 2004 by 51,5 million Americans. Friends has the fourth most successful series finale in the USA, behind M * A * S * H, Seinfeld and Cheers. Now David Schwimmer (Ross) has confirmed the long-awaited start of filming for April. 

The production of the special should actually take place in April last year, but had to be postponed several times due to Corona. During an interview in Andy Cohens SiriusXMradio show, David Schwimmer gave all Friends fans hope that filming would start in April. "I'm going over to LA in a little over a month," the actor said in an interview. “We found a way to film it safely. So there will be a part of it that we film outside. You know, security protocols.”

Cast reunion not Friends

The entire cast of the series will celebrate a reunion for the Reunion Special. Lisa Kudrow (Phoebe), Jennifer Aniston (Rachel), Courteney Cox (Monica), Matthew Perry (Chandler), David Schwimmer (Ross) and Matt LeBlanc (Joey) will look back on the success of the cult series. Nothing is known about the exact content of the special, but the actors are not slipping into their old roles. Rather, the cast will indulge in old memories together with the audience, accompanied by one or the other excerpt from old episodes.

The reunion special will be available on the streaming service HBO Max, which is not yet available in Europe. It is not yet clear on which channel the special will be broadcast in Germany. A transmission via the pay-TV broadcaster Sky is likely, because content produced by HBO has been running there for a long time. Most recently, the HBO Max film "Wonder Woman 1984" also started on Sky.