After being removed from Netflix (NFLX) - Get Report at the beginning of this year, "Friends" will play a big part in drawing subscribers to HBO Max when the streaming service launches this May. HBO Max paid $425 million to have exclusive streaming rights to the series.
Friends debuted in 1994 and ran for 10 seasons. Fans have been anticipating a reunion of the cast since the show ended in 2004. Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, David Schwimmer, Matt LeBlanc and Matthew Perry will reunite at last.
The reunion will not be a "reboot" of the popular series, but rather a retrospective and series of interviews with the cast.
Ellen DeGeneres is among those rumored to be the emcee of the show. DeGeneres, 62, has hosted her popular daytime talk show for 17 seasons and has her own deal to produce content for HBO Max.
Created by David Crane and Marta Kauffman, "Friends" lasted over ten seasons from 1994-2004 which followed the story of six friends who lived in New York City.
The show was nominated for 62 Emmy awards during its run. Although 25 years have passed since its debut, the show is still extremely popular and has achieved somewhat of a "cult" status amongst its fans.
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