GettyImages   instagram.com/jenniferaniston
GettyImages instagram.com/jenniferaniston

Hollywood Reporter: 'Friends' HBO Max Reunion Special Has Been Delayed Amid Coronavirus Crisis

Busayo Ogunjimi
Mar 19, 2020
11:12 A.M.
Share this pen

"Friends" HBO Max reunion special has reportedly been postponed due to the coronavirus that's becoming highly widespread.


An extraordinary episode of HBO's "Friends" was planned to be filmed early next week. However, following the spread of the pandemic coronavirus, the studio is putting off production to a later date.

This revelation comes from sources close to the studio, according to Hollywood Reporter. The report added that a new filming date is yet to be fixed, and that puts the episode in a state of uncertainty.

Courteney Cox, Matt LeBlanc, Lisa Kudrow, David Schwimmer, Matthew Perry, Jennifer Aniston on the set of the NBC sitcom, "Friends," on June 14, 1994 | Source: Reisig & Taylor/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images

Courteney Cox, Matt LeBlanc, Lisa Kudrow, David Schwimmer, Matthew Perry, Jennifer Aniston on the set of the NBC sitcom, "Friends," on June 14, 1994 | Source: Reisig & Taylor/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images


The reunion episode was planned to be unscripted get together of the cast at the show's former location at Stage 24 in the "Warner Bros" Studio. This delay also affects other productions in the Burbank studio.

There has been a wide shutdown of production across studios as people around the world practice self-isolation as a precautionary measure to protect themselves from the pandemic.


The online news outlet reached out to individuals within "HBO Max" and "Warner Bros" for comments on the delayed production, but none was given. As it is, fans do not know what will become of their favorite shows.

The special episode of the "Friends" TV show was supposed to give a major boost to HBO Max's subscription base.

It is a whopping $2.5 million for each character.


Another competing studio, Disney, had launched its streaming service last year with the Star Wars drama, "The Mandalorian," taking center stage. It was an instant success for the studio as people rushed to subscribe to its streaming service.

It is hard to say if HBO Max will be able to live up to that standard following the limitations posed by the coronavirus pandemic. However, inside sources have also said that the HBO Max launch date is yet to be determined.


The six stars of the delayed show are Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry and David Schwimmer.

Variety recently got an inside scoop of how much the co-stars would earn. It is a whopping $2.5 million for each character.


Television celebrity Courteney Cox was looking forward to the reunion special before the latest development occurred.

Speaking in an interview with Entertainment Weekly, the excited actress said she couldn't wait to meet with her co-stars and talk about the old days. For her, it was going to be great.

We at AmoMama do our best to give you the most updated news regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, but the situation is constantly changing. We encourage readers to refer to the online updates from CDC, WHO, or Local Health Departments to stay updated. Take care!

Please fill in your e-mail so we can share with you our top stories!
By subscribing, you agree to our Privacy Policy
Related posts

‘Candy’ on Hulu - What to Know about the New Limited Series Starring Jessica Biel

May 10, 2022

Get To Know 'Tokyo Vice' Star Rachel Keller Who Replaced Odessa Young

April 14, 2022

Tyler Perry Was Broke Living in His Car - He Recalls in Tears That He Was Only 'Praying & Believing’

February 23, 2022

Sara Ramirez Divorced Ryan Debolt — Inside the 'And Just like That' Star's Personal Life Including Coming Out as Nonbinary

February 03, 2022

Danielle Panabaker's Pregnant Belly Photos — How Will Her Pregnancy Impact the Last Episodes of ‘The Flash’ Season 8

April 28, 2022

Inside Jennifer Aniston & Brad Pitt's Marriage — From Passion to 'No Oddness' after Their Split

March 11, 2022

Lauren Graham Tended to Avoid Handsome-Actor Types until She Fell in Love with Peter Krause

March 15, 2022

‘Avatar 2’ Debuts Its Trailer - When Is the New James Cameron Movie Coming Out?

May 11, 2022

Is Wendy Williams' Show Canceled? She Once Shaded Sherri Shepherd Who Take Over Her Time Slot

February 23, 2022

Cole Hauser Is Hollywood Royalty & Found Out About His Famous Dad’s Identity When He Was 9 Years Old

February 21, 2022

Jason Momoa & Lisa Bonet Are Trying to Fix Their 17-Year Relationship after Split, Report Says

March 03, 2022

James Gandolfini’s Will Left Family with $30M Hole after Death - His ‘Beloved Son’ Did Not Get Any Cash

February 02, 2022

Lisa Whelchel Was Married for 24 Years to Pastor & 'Never Thought' Divorce Would Happen to Her

March 27, 2022

Jason Momoa Found New 10 Years Younger Love after His 5-Year Marriage to Lisa Bonet Ended

May 19, 2022