Wow, the Full ‘Friends’ Reunion Trailer Is Here and We’re Already All Up in Our Feels
May 27th can't come soon enough.
In news that we feel like we’ve been waiting *ages* to hear, the Friends reunion special finally has an air date: May 27th. The original cast took to Instagram on May 13th to share a teaser trailer for the HBO Max special that left us with a lot of questions. But today, the cast shared a full-length trailer that is already making us emotional.
It was revealed by People earlier this month that the list of guest stars for the show, which originally aired from 1994 to 2004, was absolutely massive. The Ben Winston-directed production is set to feature David Beckham, Justin Bieber, BTS, James Corden, Cindy Crawford, Cara Delevingne, Lady Gaga, Elliott Gould, Kit Harington, Larry Hankin, Mindy Kaling, Thomas Lennon, Christina Pickles, Tom Selleck, James Michael Tyler, Maggie Wheeler, Reese Witherspoon, and Malala Yousafzai.
The new trailer, though, is all about the OG cast and shows them re-creating some of the most iconic moments from the show, like the game show that cost Rachel and Monica their apartment and Phoebe screaming about HER EYES.
Up until now, we didn’t know a whole lot about what the reunion special would include, other than the tiny nuggets of knowledge that the cast had shared. Lisa Kudrow revealed back in January that the cast was shooting pieces of the show independently before reuniting for the last part of it. She also was adamant about pointing out that it’s not a reboot or a new show about their characters—it’s a reunion of the cast with tributes to the original show.
Courteney Cox reiterated the reunion part on an episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show just a few weeks ago, saying, “It’s an unscripted reunion but we got to be on Stage 24 for the first time, all of us, in like…I forgot how many years. 15 years? Or 17 years?” She added that it was an incredibly fun experience and that there are plenty of surprises for viewers.
This new trailer takes us right back to that iconic New York City apartment and Corden, who appears to be hosting the special, even asked the cast if Ross and Rachel were *actually* on a break. We can’t wait to see how the rest of that interaction plays out. (They were totally on a break.)
The project has actually been in play since late 2019 but was pushed off because of COVID-19. No one was quite sure when it would be rescheduled for—Matthew Perry actually said a few months ago that it would be happening in March, which it obviously didn’t.
Fortunately, we don’t have too much longer to wait now to head back to Stage 24 with our favorite group of friends. And we’ll find out how all the guests are involved…