It was announced today by actor Matthew Perry that the cast of ‘Friends’ is to reunite for a one off special, more than 15 years since the show ended.
The news was confirmed after Perry posted on Instagram: “It’s happening” with a photo of the cast from the 1990s, with the rest of the cast also sharing the post.
The one-off episode will air on the HBO Max streaming service, with the date yet to be confirmed.
It is confirmed that Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry and David Schwimmer will all appear on the show, with the actors last coming together during their last season in 2004.
The final show episode of ‘Friends’ watched by 52.5 million viewers in the US, making it the most watched TV episode of the 2000s.
Rumours of a reunion intensified in October last year, when Jenifer Aniston posted a photo of the cast together on Instagram.
HBO Max has also secured rights to the show’s back catalogue for $425m (£339m).
“Guess you could call this the one where they all got back together – we are reuniting with David, Jennifer, Courteney, Matt, Lisa and Matthew for an HBO Max special that will be programmed alongside the entire Friends Library,” said Kevin Reilly, chief content officer for the channel.
Jennifer Aniston is the daughter of Greek-born actor John Aniston, who was born in Crete as Yannis Anastassakis before changing his name.