Friends reunion special negotiations stall at HBO Max: ‘Today it’s just maybe’

Clémence Michallon
David Schwimmer, Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox Arquette, Matthew Perry, Lisa Kudrow And Matt Leblanc in a promotional shot for Friends: Getty Images

The Friends reunion special is in limbo as negotiations have stalled at HBO Max.

Kevin Reilly, the platform’s chief content officer, shared a status update on Wednesday as part of the Television Critics Association’s press tour.

”There’s interest all the way around, and yet we can’t seem to quite get that interest all aligned to push the button on it,” he said according to The Hollywood Reporter.

“Today, unfortunately, it’s still a maybe.”

Friends recently left Netflix and will be available again on HBO Max after the platform launches in May 2020.

The Friends cast have had mini-reunions of sorts over the past few months, including on Jennifer Aniston’s Instagram account.

Her very first post on the platform was a photo of herself with Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matthew Perry, David Schwimmer and Matt LeBlanc.

Aniston herself told Ellen DeGeneres in October last year that she and her former cast mates were “working on something” together.

“We would love for there to be something, but we don’t know what that something is,” she said at the time.

“So we’re just trying – we’re working on something.”

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