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It seems like we've been waiting on the Friends reunion for ages. And now, well, we'll be unfortunately waiting even longer. However, all hope is not lost. With HBO Max launching at the top of May, there will still be tons of Friends content to consume while stuck in the house. 

Ahead, check out what you'll have coming so soon, and how the cast is trying to adjust to the current climate.

Sad news, everyone. The Friends reunion has been delayed.

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, the reunion, launching on HBO Max, has been halted indefinitely. According to the The Hollywood Reporter, there is no official word on when filming will resume. However, fans are eagerly anticipating an update on the long-awaited special.

HBO Max will still be launching, however. 


"We want to share some background information about the production dates for the upcoming unscripted Friends reunion special for HBO Max. As was previously reported, production is delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This means that the special will not be available on the streamer on Day 1 of launch. But it is coming,"  a statement made by HBO Max said. "The cast and producers are all very excited to go into production, as this will be the first time since the show ended that the whole cast will be together, and on the original sets to reminisce."

However, the special will not be a new series. But, fans will be able to watch all the old episodes upon the streaming service's launch.

"There are loads of great surprises in store and lots of rare behind-the-scenes footage they are eager to share," the release continued. "We will keep you informed as plans solidify and once we have a firm premiere date. 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. And though fans will have to wait a bit longer for the reunion, they can watch all 236 episodes of the series on day one of HBO Max launch in May!"

However, according to The Sun, the reunion may be coming sooner than we thought.

"Courtney Cox immediately set up a Zoom meeting for them and they all logged on to discuss ideas - brain-storming and bringing in the producers for a session which they called a mock rehearsal and chatted for almost two hours," a source told the publication. "They’ve been having daily meetings and Jennifer [Aniston] — who has the busiest schedule of the six — has assured them she’ll do whatever she can to ensure they don’t have to wait months to get the reunion filmed."

"Their Zoom sessions have been brilliant fun, and there’s some hilarious material on there which they hope can be aired as either a series of teasers, or even a stand-alone special," they said.

We'll be eagerly awaiting the updates!