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On HBO's New Platform, a Possibly Huge Get

It's not a done deal, but an unscripted 'Friends' reunion may air on HBO Max: report
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 13, 2019 9:25 AM CST
In this Sept. 22, 2002, file photo, the cast of "Friends," from left, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry, Lisa Kudrow, Courteney Cox, Jennifer Aniston, and David Schwimmer appear at the Primetime Emmy Awards.   (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian, File)

(Newser) – Good news for Friends fans: The original six cast members are in talks to reunite for an unscripted reunion special on HBO Max, according to the Hollywood Reporter. The deal is far from done, but the plan is to have Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry, and David Schwimmer appear alongside creators David Crane and Marta Kauffman to introduce the series on the upcoming subscription platform, which recently paid $425 million for five-year rights to the sitcom departing Netflix at the end of the year. Aniston—whose recent selfie of the cast members broke a world record—seemed to tease such a reunion last month. She told Ellen DeGeneres that there would be no reboot, but "we're working on something," per Deadline. (Read more Friends stories.)

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