They are coming back: HBO has announced the continuation of the series "Friends" with the same actors

The company WarnerMedia, which includes the HBO television network, has officially confirmed that the legendary

the series "Friends" will be continued.

What to expect

Recall, "Friends" is an American comedica series about the life of six friends, which is recognized as one of the best in the history of American television in its genre. In total there were 10 seasons that appeared on television for 10 years - from 1994 to 2004.

Rumors about the continuation of the series have been around for a long time, butboth directors and actors did not confirm them. And last year, HBO bought the exclusive rights to the show for $ 425 million. The continuation of the sitcom will be removed for the streaming service HBO Max.

True, this will be only one special episode,but with all the actors. Jennifer Aniston (Rachel), Courtney Cox (Monica), Lisa Kudrow (Phoebe), Matt Leblanc (Joey), Matthew Perry (Chandler) and David Schwimmer (Ross), who together with the creators of the original series Kevin Brother, Marta, will take part in the filming. Kauffman and David Crane will also act as executive producers. The director’s chair will be occupied by Ben Winston.

According to rumors, each of the main actors will receive $ 2.5 million for the shooting of the series.

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The premiere of the special episode will take place in May this year - along with the launch of the HBO Max streaming service. After that, all 236 episodes of “Friends” will be available at the online cinema.

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