The cast of Friends are reportedly in talks to reunite for an unscripted TV show.
Reunion rumours have been at fever pitch recently. Last week, Matthew Perry and Courtney Cox, famously played Chandler Bing and Monica Geller in the sitcom, posed for a photo on Cox’s Instagram account.
She captioned it: “Guess who I had lunch with today…I KNOW!! Could I BE any happier? #realfriends.”
Lisa Kudrow, who played Phoebe Buffay, commented: “Lucky lucky #beautifulpeople.”
The pair had appeared on co-star Jennifer Anistons’ internet-breaking selfie with all her co-stars enjoying each others company at Courtney Cox’s house.
The reunion got fans excited for a possible movie or one-off show, but according to Aniston, that isn’t gonna happen. She said on Ellen a few weeks ago: “Listen, we would love for there to be something, but we don’t know what that something is. So we’re just trying really, we’re working on something. No, we don’t know. I don’t want to lead people on.”
Marta Kauffman, co-creator and writer of Friends revealed in an interview where she stands on the concept. Speaking to Rolling Stone, she said: “There are several reasons [why there won’t be a Friends reunion]. One, the show is about a time in your life when your friends are your family. It’s not that time anymore. All we’d be doing is putting those six actors back together, but the heart of the show would be gone.
However, the Hollywood Reporter has other tales to tell.
They write: “Talks are currently underway for an unscripted reunion special that would feature Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry and David Schwimmer, as well as series creators David Crane and Marta Kauffman.
“Sources caution that a deal is far from done and agreements with cast and creatives still need to be hammered out. When and if deals are completed, the challenge then becomes sorting out everyone’s schedules. Of course, the talks could fizzle and the whole concept could fall apart.”
So basically what we’d see is similar to the kinda-reunion in 2016 when five of the cast – and Matthew Perry via video link – got together for NBC director James Burrows’ celebration night.