Friends fans got some exciting news on Thursday when it was announced that the long-awaited cast reunion is finally coming to HBO Max! The streaming service shared new details about the upcoming special, including when you can watch it. 

Friends reunion to be released on HBO Max end of May

Friends stars Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Matthew Perry, Matt LeBlanc, Lisa Kudrow, and David Schwimmer have been teasing the big reunion ever since they confirmed it was happening last February. While it was originally supposed to debut on HBO Max last spring, in August 2020 the special was indefinitely postponed because of the pandemic.

Back in November, Perry said the Friends reunion had been "rescheduled for the beginning of March." Fortunately, those plans went ahead, and now HBO Max has shared that the unscripted program will make its debut on the platform on May 27! Titled Friends: The Reunion, the unscripted program will see the cast back at the soundstage where they filmed the iconic show.

Jennifer Aniston, Courtney Cox, Matthew Perry, Matt LeBlanc, Lisa Kudrow and David Schwimmer 

Friends cast joined by stars like Lady Gaga and BTS

Friends: The Reunion will be directed by Ben Winston, and executive produced by Marta Kaufmann, David Crane, and Kevin Bright. The show's cast have also taken on the role of executive producers as well. And the special won't just reunite the core six— it will also bring together a bunch of celebs! 

Lady Gaga, BTS, Justin Bieber, James Corden, Reese Witherspoon, and even young activist Malala Yousafzai are part of the lineup of stars who have been featured. Kit Harington, David Beckham, Cindy Crawford, Mindy Kaling, Cara Delevigne, and more are also confirmed to be making appearances! 

HBO Max also shared a brand-new teaser trailer for Friends: The Reunion, with new footage of the show's cast. "It's been 17 years, but your Friends are back," they captioned it. In the video, Aniston, Cox, Perry, LeBlanc, Kudrow, and Schwimmer are shown from behind, walking together through a Hollywood backlot. Check out the new clip below!

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