The much-awaited ‘Friends Reunion’ Special is indefinitely delayed due to the prevailing COVID – 19 pandemic. The special was up for a HBO launch.
Release of HBO Max
WarnerMedia’s in-house video on demand service HBO Max will be releasing in May, 2020. Amid the global crisis because of the COVID-19, the service will probably go as scheduled. Although the dates are not out yet, WarnerMedia has another situation to deal with now. The delay of the eagerly awaited reunion special of Friends cast, has caused them to scratch their heads.
Friends fans left in splits hearing the delay
Earlier, WarnerMedia contacted producers of Friends – Kevin Bright, David Crane and Marta Kauffman about the unscripted reunion special involving the cast. The Friends cast along with its producers were in for filming the unscripted special on March 23 and 24 at the NBC Stage 24 of the Warner Bros.
With the widespread outbreak of the Coronavirus in play, the filming could not happen. Now, WarnerMedia released a statement saying that the streaming of the Friends Reunion Special has been indefinitely delayed. The news has left the classic fans of the Friends show in visible shock and disappointment.
So, when will the Friends reunion get filmed?
Executives at WarnerMedia have, however, said that this delay has nothing to do with the release of HBO Max. An official date pertaining to the filming of the unscripted reunion is to be announced.