'Friends' reunion special is reportedly under way with all the original cast

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FILE - In this Sunday, Sept. 22, 2002 file photo, the stars of "Friends," from left, David Schwimmer, Lisa Kudrow, Matthew Perry, Courteney Cox Arquette, Jennifer Aniston and Matt LeBlanc pose after the show won outstanding comedy series at the 54th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. Almost 15 years after it was canceled, "Friends" is still there for British viewers. The catchphrase-generating New York sitcom is the most popular show on U.K. streaming services, beating big-budget original productions from Netflix and Amazon it was announced on Friday, Aug. 10, 2018. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, file)
David Schwimmer, Lisa Kudrow, Matthew Perry, Courteney Cox, Jennifer Aniston and Matt LeBlanc are all in talks for the special (AP)

Work has reportedly begun on a Friends reunion TV special featuring all six members of the original cast.

Jennifer Aniston admitted last month that she and co-stars Courteney Cox, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry, Lisa Kudrow and David Schwimmer were “working on something” as the hit sitcom celebrates its 25th anniversary.

Now The Hollywood Reporter reports that all six main cast members, and Friends creators David Crane and Marta Kauffman, are “in talks” to reunite on upcoming on-demand service HBO Max.

While insider sources warn a deal is far from finalised, there is finally a plan in place for how the Friends stars will commemorate the much-loved show in a way fans can share.

Friends ran for 10 seasons from 1994 to 2004 (Credit: Getty Images)
Friends ran for 10 seasons from 1994 to 2004 (Getty Images)

The talks currently under way involve an unscripted reunion special. Deals now need to be completed with all involved and schedules locked down in order for the special to become a reality.

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HBO Max and producer Warner Bros TV declined to comment.

Rumours of a Friends reunion began circulating in 2014, 10 years after the original show ended, and the show has gained a new audience after becoming available on streaming service Netflix.

This year Aniston, 50, and her co-stars - 55-year-old Cox, LeBlanc, 52, 50-year-old Perry, Kudrow, 56, and 53-year-old Schwimmer have been fuelling the rumours. Last month Aniston joined Instagram and her very first post was a selfie with the rest of her Friends co-stars.

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Speaking on Ellen DeGeneres’ US talk show, Aniston denied there would be a reboot but said: "We would love for there to be something, but we don't know what that something is.

"So we're just trying. We're working on something."

Friends began as a story about a group of 20-somethings negotiating their journey into adult life – learning to earn a living and looking for love.

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The last episode saw the pals moving out of their iconic Manhattan apartment overlooking Central Park, as Monica (Cox) and Chandler (Perry) leave for to the suburbs to become parents to their surrogate twins.

Free spirit Phoebe (Kudrow) is married to boyfriend Mike and Rachel has given up her dream job in Paris to reunite with on-off love Ross (Schwimmer).

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