"Friends" Reunion Special Likely to Be Filmed in Late Summer

HBO Max is still set to launch on May 27, but the hotly anticipatedFriendsreunion special won't be among the streaming service's early offerings, as originally planned. That's because the coronavirus pandemic prevented cast and crew from shooting the one-off episode on schedule.Varietynow reports that the reunion special is expected to be completed by the end of summer. “At first we thought shows will be delayed for a month or two at the most, and now it seems like it’s going to be far longer than that,” said HBO exec Bob Greenblatt. “We’re holding out for being able to get this special done hopefully by the end of the summer, if the stars align and hopefully we can get back into production. We do think there’s a value to having a big, raucous live audience to experience these six great friends coming back together and we didn’t want to just suddenly do it on a web call with, you know, six squares and people shooting from their kitchens and bedrooms.”

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