The "Friends" reunion won't be there for you during coronavirus

HBO Max's Friends reunion has been delayed

The planned Friends reunion special at HBO Max is the latest victim of the production shutdown caused by the coronavirus outbreak.


All six of the NBC sitcom’s stars—Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matthew Perry, Matt LeBlanc, and David Schwimmer—as well as series creators David Crane and Marta Kauffman, were set to film the unscripted special, which was to help launch the new HBO Max streaming service.


WarnerMedia reportedly paid over $400 million for the rights to the series, outbidding Netflix. Nielsen had previously reported that the show was one of the most-watched on Netflix, though Netflix does not provide any viewership data.


The Friends reunion was meant to help launch HBO Max in May, with the streamer set to be the exclusive streaming home of all 10 seasons of the beloved comedy series.

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