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It’s the one the place all of them get again collectively! The ‘Associates’ reunion particular is actually occurring after many delays, and HL has the newest information concerning the solid’s epic reunion.

They have been on a break! The wait has been lengthy for the Associates reunion particular, but it surely’s going to be so price it. The highly-anticipated particular continues to be within the works, regardless of a close to delay due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Don’t fear, your Associates faves will likely be again. All 6 of the authentic solid members will likely be returning for the upcoming HBO Max particular, which is predicted to start out filming very quickly. From what the reunion particular will entail to the place you’ll be capable of watch, HollywoodLife has rounded up all the important thing information you want to know concerning the Associates reunion particular.

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The solid of ‘Associates’ in the course of the last season’s Thanksgiving episode. (Everett Assortment)

‘Associates’ Reunion Particular Launch Date

After almost a 12 months delay, the Associates reunion is predicted to start out filming the week of April 5, in line with The Hollywood Reporter. The reunion, which was introduced in February 2021 by the solid, will likely be filmed on the Warner Bros. lot in Burbank, California. The discharge date for the highly-anticipated Associates reunion particular has not been revealed simply but. Nonetheless, THR famous that the particular will “doubtless come nearly a 12 months after the reunion’s supposed debut — Might 27, 2020.” That was HBO Max’s preliminary launch date.

Filming was initially set to happen in March 2020 with a reside viewers. Nonetheless, the COVID-19 pandemic delayed the filming of the reunion particular. WarnerMedia Leisure and Direct-to-Shopper chairman Bob Greenblatt had hoped in Might 2020 that the Associates particular would be capable of movie by the tip of the summer season.

“At first we thought, exhibits will likely be delayed for a month or two on the most, and now it looks like it’s going to be far longer than that,” he stated on the NAB Present Govt Management Summit. “We’re holding out for having the ability to get this particular achieved hopefully by the tip of the summer season if the celebs align and hopefully we are able to get again into manufacturing.

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Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, and Jennifer Aniston from ‘Associates.’ (Everett Assortment)

As everyone knows, that didn’t occur. The particular continued to get pushed again because of the coronavirus pandemic. Greenblatt had thought of going the “digital route” however believed that doing the Associates reunion in a extra “typical means” was “price ready for.” They finally determined to carry off till it was safer to movie.

David Schwimmer gave an replace concerning the Associates reunion particular throughout a March 2021 interview with Andy Cohen on Andy’s SiriusXM radio present. “Oh, it’s occurring. Really, in just a little over a month I’m heading out to LA. So, lastly … we found out a means, I believe, to movie it safely and there’s gonna be a portion of it that we movie exterior due to, you realize, for security protocols.”

HBO/HBO Max chief Casey Bloys hinted in February 2021 to Leisure Weekly that the Associates solid can be filming “some bits right here and there” main as much as the solid getting collectively to movie the precise reunion. Lisa Kudrow famous to Rob Lowe on his Actually! podcast in January 2021 that there will likely be “totally different sides” to the reunion particular, they usually had “already shot packages of issues.” Again in 2020, David had teased the reunion particular on The Tonight Present with Jimmy Fallon and stated it was a “actually enjoyable interview” with “different shock bits.”

‘Associates’ Reunion Forged

The Associates reunion particular will function all 6 of the unique solid members: Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matthew Perry, Matt LeBlanc, and David Schwimmer. The enduring solid will return to the present’s authentic soundstage, Stage 24, on the Warner Bros. Studio lot for an “unscripted” celebration of all issues Associates.

The Associates solid is getting paid large bucks for this reunion particular. The solid members will likely be paid between $2.5 million and $three million every for the HBO Max particular, in line with The Hollywood Reporter. That is harking back to their $1 million-per-episode charges the solid had obtained within the last two seasons of the present’s 10-season run. The NBC sequence ran from 1994 to 2004.

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Your entire ‘Associates’ solid will return for the particular. (Everett Assortment)

In 2020, there have been rumors that Ellen DeGeneres would host the reunion particular, however David set the document straight in his interview with Andy and stated she would not be internet hosting. “Are you able to say who’s?” Andy requested. David replied, “I don’t know if I can, really. I ought to have discovered that out. I apologize. I can let you know it’s not Ellen, it’s not Billy Crystal. Andy, is it you?” Andy quipped, “Oh, my God, I want it was!”

Along with the primary solid, there can even be acquainted faces behind the scenes as nicely. Associates government producers Kevin Brilliant, Marta Kauffman, and David Crane will government produce the Associates reunion particular. Ben Winston, who’s the co-executive producer of The Late Late Present with James Corden, will direct and government produce the particular. The 6 core solid members additionally function government producers on the particular, together with co-executive producers Emma Conway and James Longman.

What Will The Particular Be About?

Don’t count on this to be like one other episode of Associates that picks up the place the sequence finale left off 17 years later. The Associates reunion particular is an unscripted particular. HBO Max revealed what the reunion particular will encompass in an April 2020 assertion: “The solid and producers are all very excited to enter manufacturing, as this would be the first time because the present ended that the entire solid will likely be collectively, and on the unique units to reminisce. There are a great deal of nice surprises in retailer and many uncommon behind-the-scenes footage they’re desirous to share. We’ll preserve you knowledgeable as plans solidify and as soon as we now have a agency premiere date. Lastly, in an effort to keep away from any misunderstanding about what this particular is, we need to make it very clear that this isn’t a brand new, authentic episode of the sequence. The solid will likely be showing as themselves, not as their beloved characters.”

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Matthew Perry and Courteney Cox as Chandler and Monica. (Everett Assortment)

Associates followers have been questioning for years and years if the solid would ever do a TV revival/reunion with the celebs returning as their characters. Marta, who was a co-creator and government producer of the unique sequence, has at all times burdened that there are “a number of causes” why there’ll by no means be a revival.

“One, the present is a couple of time in your life when your folks are your loved ones,” Marta instructed Rolling Stone in 2019. “It’s not that point anymore. All we’d be doing is placing these six actors again collectively, however the coronary heart of the present can be gone. Two, I don’t know what good it does us. The present is doing simply wonderful, individuals adore it. (A reunion) may solely disappoint.”

The place To Watch? 

The Associates reunion particular will air on HBO Max. WarnerMedia, the media firm that consists of HBO Max, has not revealed whether or not or not the particular will likely be obtainable on its different platforms on the premiere day. Within the meantime, all 236 episodes of Associates can be found to look at (and binge) on the streaming service. The long-running NBC sequence was obtainable on Netflix for years, however the present’s episodes have since been taken off Netflix and can be found solely on HBO Max.

Forged & Fan Reactions

Naturally, followers have been ecstatic after they came upon {that a} Associates reunion particular was coming their means. Superstar followers couldn’t assist however share their pleasure after Jennifer shared the information on her Instagram web page. “I simply screamed so loud on the road it was regarding,” Beanie Feldstein commented. Gwyneth Paltrow was shocked by the information. “NO F’ING WAYYYYYYYY,” she wrote. Selena Gomez, who’s Jen’s longtime pal and an avid Associates fan, commented, “NO ONE TALK TO ME. IM NOT OK.” (We really feel the very same, Selena.)

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The one the place Rachel finds out she’s pregnant! (Everett Assortment)

The solid has additionally been extremely stoked for the upcoming reunion particular. Earlier than the HBO Max reunion particular, the solid’s greatest (and solely) TV reunion was in 2016 after they honored James Burrows, who directed a number of episodes of the sequence. Even in any case these years, the Associates solid continues to be shut. “It’s going to be nice,” Courteney stated on the net sequence Climbing With Kevin. “We actually haven’t achieved that the place we’ve all sat there and talked about and reminisced about this unbelievable expertise we had. It’s going to be implausible.”

Regardless of the delays, Jennifer is aware of the reunion goes to be epic. “It’s going to be tremendous,” Jennifer instructed Deadline in August 2020. “You understand what? This has additionally given us extra time to make it much more thrilling and extra enjoyable than it could have been. So I select to see it because the glass is half-full that it received postponed. Look, we’re not going anyplace. You’re by no means going to do away with Associates, sorry. You’re caught with us for all times guys.” We wouldn’t have it another means, Jennifer!

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