It feels like we’ve been waiting forever, but the Friends cast have finally revealed when the much-anticipated reunion special will be hitting our screens after filming was delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
That’s not all either, as the first official teaser has been released. In the iconic words of Chandler Bing, could we BE any more excited?
The teaser clip shows the cast walking away into the distance together as a slowed down version of the show’s theme song, I’ll Be There For You by The Rembrandts, plays in the background.
In the video, which was captioned with, “The One Where They Get Back Together,” David Schwimmer (Ross Geller), Jennifer Aniston (Rachel Green), and Lisa Kudrow (Phoebe Buffay) have their arms wrapped around one another, while Lisa, Matthew Perry (Chandler Bing), Courteney Cox (Monica Geller) and Matt Le Blanc (Joey Tribbiani) appear to be holding hands.
The cast all shared their trailer on Instagram, with Courteney writing, “This kind of thing doesn’t happen every year, or even every 10, or 15 years. I feel so blessed to have had a chance to reunite with my Friends... and it was better than ever.”
Lisa Kudrow added, “The one with us finally getting together,” while David Schwimmer said, “Had a blast with the cast and a solid nap with LeBlanc.”
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Courteney Cox teased what fans could expect from the reunion special when she appeared on Kevin Nealon’s Hiking With Kevin last year.
She said, “So the exciting thing is that we’re all going to get together for the first time, in a room, and actually talk about the show. It’s going to be on HBO Max, and I’m so excited.
“We’re going to have the best time. It’s going to be great. But we really haven’t all done that and actually sat there and talked about and reminisced about this incredible experience that we had. It’s going to be fantastic.”