After much speculation whether or not Friends: The Reunion will make its way to SA, we have an answer.
MultiChoice announced that the show will premiere on M-Net on Sunday, 30 May at 8pm and will be available on Showmax from Monday, 31 May, just a few days after the US.
The original series followed the close-knit group of friends living in New York City. In its prime, the show was one of the highest-rated shows on TV during its 10-season run.
Now A-list actors, Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry, and David Schwimmer will return to the iconic comedy’s original sound stage, Stage 24, on the Warner Bros Studio lot for a real-life unscripted celebration of the award-winning show.
The official trailer shows the cast getting back together on the original Friends studio, testing their trivia knowledge of the show, revisiting key sets, re-reading their lines, and joining talk show host James Corden for an interview in front of a live audience.
This time around, the features guest appearances from David Beckham, Justin Bieber, BTS, 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.
HBO Max, however, warns fans not to expect new episodes: “Lastly, in order to avoid any misunderstanding about what this special is, we want to make it very clear that this is not a new, original episode of the series.
“The cast will be appearing as themselves, not as their beloved characters.”