‘Friends’ reunion special latest victim of coronavirus shutdown

Adrian Ovalle

The planned “Friends” reunion has actually been postponed due to interruptions in Hollywood caused by the coronavirus, an industry source stated on Wednesday.

The one-off special was due to have been shot next week on the original sound phase in Burbank, California, according to the source, and broadcast in Might on the upcoming HBO Max streaming service.

However, film and TELEVISION production in Hollywood has actually come to a stop in the past week due to limitations generated to include the spread of the coronavirus in the United States. No brand-new date has actually been set for shooting the special.

The long-awaited unscripted show, including all 6 “Friends” stars Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry and David Schwimmer, was to have actually been a big draw for the prepared HBO Max streaming service.

The hit funny series ended in 2004 however discovered a brand-new lease of life on Netflix where it was the second most-watched show in 2018.

HBO Max last year secured the rights to all ten seasons of “Friends” for its streaming service, and the funny series is no longer readily available on Netflix.

The source on Wednesday stated that HBO MAX still planned to release as prepared in Might. A specific date has still to be revealed.

The “Friends” hold-up follows the suspension of the shooting of all Netflix, Disney, and Universal Pictures live-action films, including “Mission: Impossible 7” and “The Matrix 4”, along with tv shows ranging from “Saturday Night Live” to “The Amazing Race.”

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