So no one told you life was gonna be this way… Filming of the Friends reunion special for HBO Max has been postponed yet again due to extended production shutdowns during the pandemic. The show was originally set to start taping shortly after the reunion was announced early this spring but was delayed when the first wave of COVID-19 cases burst onto the scene.
Then special was later pushed to mid-May in hopes of making the launch of HBO Max, but was postponed a second time since the pandemic hadn’t lightened. The most recent target date to start shooting was rumored to be August 17, but with new COVID cases spiking again through the summer, HBO has taken the Friends reunion off the calendar with no new scheduled date for now.
It seems like it really hasn’t been your day, your week, your month, or even your year.
After being removed from Netflix at the beginning of this year, Friends was supposed to play a big part in drawing subscribers in for HBO Max when the streaming service launched at the beginning of summer. The special was originally planned to help promote the reruns of the 90s sitcom and boost subscriptions to HBO Max, which paid $425 million to have exclusive streaming rights to the series.
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