The announcement was made by WarnerMedia Entertainment and Direct-to-Consumer chairman Bob Greenblatt throughout a management summit.
The extremely anticipated one-hour-long reunion particular episode of the six ‘Friends’ cast members was earlier slated to be on HBO Max at its launch on May 27.
“At first we thought, shows will be delayed for a month or two at the most, and now it seems like it`s going to be far longer than that. We`re holding out for being able to get this special done hopefully by the end of the summer if the stars align and hopefully we can get back into production,” Greenblatt informed Variety.
“We do think there`s a value to having a big, raucous live audience to experience these six great friends coming back together and we didn`t want to just suddenly do it on a web call with, you know, six squares and people shooting from their kitchens and bedrooms,” Variety quoted Greenblatt as saying. Greenblatt was addressing the sooner studies that said that the reunion can be shot nearly with six cast members filming from their respective properties.
He didn’t fully overrule the thought of a digital reunion although if it obtained delayed for too lengthy as a result of present stay-at-home scenario created as a result of pandemic.
“But at the moment, we`re trying to look to the future and get this thing done in a more conventional way, and I think it`s worth waiting for,” Greenblatt added.
“We would have loved to have had it on (HBO Max on) Day One, but at the same time, if we can get it launched in the fall, I think it`ll be something that we can have the audience really looking forward to as well,” he added.
The capturing of the reunion particular episode that comes nearly 26 years after its launch was earlier scheduled for March this yr however obtained pushed again to May owing to the manufacturing shutdown amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry and David Schwimmer have been all scheduled to reunite for the unscripted reunion that will additionally characteristic the present’s creators David Krane and Marta Kauffman.
The particular was set to film on Stage 24, the unique ‘Friends’ soundstage on the Warner Bros. Studio lot in Burbank. The cast and crew have been to talk to Ellen DeGeneres who would have hosted the episode.