The official Friends Instagram account announced the wrap news over the weekend after star Matthew Perry posted an image of himself in the makeup chair before quickly deleting it.
Matthew Perry quickly deletes a photo of him getting ready for the ‘Friends’ reunion special:
“Seconds before eating a makeup brush. Not to mention reuniting with my Friends.” pic.twitter.com/TA3njp3QHX
— Pop Crave (@PopCrave) April 10, 2021
The official Instagram account posted an image of the iconic logo on the reunion set with a caption that reads:
“That’s a wrap! Could we BE anymore excited!? Friends: The Reunion is coming to HBO Max.”
The Friends reunion special brings Jennifer Aniston (Rachel Green), Courteney Cox (Monica Geller), Lisa Kudrow (Phoebe Buffay), David Schwimmer (Ross Geller), Matt LeBlanc (Joey Tribbiani), and Perry (Chandler Bing) back together in the same room for the first time in years, along with series creators David Crane and Marta Kauffman.
When asked about the possibility of a Zoom reunion last year, Kudrow told the Hollywood Reporter:
“We haven’t all been in the same room in front of people – I mean, we have privately once many years ago but that’s it,”
“The whole point of this is to be in the same room. That hasn’t changed. And HBO Max is being phenomenally patient and understanding.”
The original team shot at the Friends reunion at the show’s original soundstage, Stage 24, on the Warner Bros. Studio lot in Burbank. It was reported earlier in the week that the special was filming, but it was unclear how long the project would take.
The cast has teased that the classic New York apartment will be utilized, along with the Central Perk.