It has been 17 years since we last saw them and for perhaps at least one more time, the original cast of “Friends” will be together.

The much-awaited “Friends” reunion will finally happen in 2021, provided there are no serious threats that happen in the coming months. Originally, this special show was scheduled to happen in 2020. But no thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, schedules were altered and eventually resulted in the postponement of the beloved comedy sitcom.

Thing improved and come November, one of the original show’s mainstays gave a cryptic update on the status of the “Friends” reunion. That spurred hope of finally seeing Matthew Perry, who played Chandler Bing, reunited with his five other companions.

Others expected to return in the “Friends” reunion include Lisa Kudrow (Phoebe), Matt LeBlanc (Joey), Jennifer Aniston (Rachel), Courteney Cox (Monica) and David Schwimmer (Ross). Someone that most may have forgotten since he played a child back then is Cole Sprouse (Ben Geller). Sprouse is best known for another series, “Riverdale.”

The “Friends” reunion is set to stream over HBO Max although a premiere date has yet to be announced. But if one is to consider the projected timeline of 2020, a fair target date to see the special air would be in May on HBO Max.

Most would say that it would be better late than never. But for one of the main figures, Jennifer Aniston, the delay could be seen as a good thing.

"It’s going to be super. You know what? This has also given us more time to make it even more sexciting and more fun than it would have been. So I choose to see it as the glass is half-full that it got postponed. Look, we’re not going anywhere. You’re never going to get rid of Friends, sorry. You’re stuck with us for life guys," Aniston stated.

For those eagerly awaiting the “Friends” reunion, there are things to consider. One is that this special will not be a reprisal of the original characters and will not be part of the original 236 episodes.

The hour-long special will be more of a trip back to the set and sharing some behind-the-scenes information with the fans, the Hollywood Reporter reported. The actors/ actresses will appear as themselves and not as their characters.

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