The gang — Chandler, Joey, Monica, Phoebe, Rachel, and Ross — is back in Friends: The Reunion. From Thursday, May 27, the most-anticipated Friends reunion special episode will stream globally, bringing together the Friends main cast: Jennifer Aniston (Rachel), Courteney Cox (Monica), Lisa Kudrow (Phoebe), Matt LeBlanc (Joey), Matthew Perry (Chandler), and David Schwimmer (Ross). They will return the famous set, relive some of greatest moments, cry a lot (naturally), and sit on that orange couch. James Corden will also talk them all, on that lounge in front of the fountain from the opening credits, with a bunch of special fellows such as David Beckham, BTS, Lady Gaga, Kit Harington, and Malala Yousafzai popping by. It all seems like a lot, but hey, it's Friends.
HBO Max streaming service owned by the sister company of Friends' producer Warner Bros. Television, has reportedly forked over $20 million (about Rs. 145 crores) just to get Aniston, Cox, Kudrow, LeBlanc, Perry, and Schwimmer back together in a room. And though Friends: The Reunion is an HBO Max original, it's been sold off to other broadcasters elsewhere since HBO Max is currently exclusive to the US. Here's everything you need to know about the Friends reunion special, including the trailer, where to watch it, when it releases where you live, and the full guest list.
Friends: The Reunion Release Date And Time
Friends Reunion special episode is out May 27 worldwide.
In India, you can stream it starting at 12:32 pm IST. In the US and Canada, it's available at 12 am PT / 3 am ET. In the UK, Friends: The Reunion will premiere at 8:02 am BST. In Australia, it's available at 5:02 pm AEST. And in Southeast Asia, it arrives at 3:01 pm SGT.
Friends: The Reunion Trailer Video
Earlier in May, HBO Max unveiled a two-minute trailer for the Friends reunion special that gave fans a look at what they should expect. It finds the six lead cast members revisiting the soundstage — Stage 24 at the Warner Bros. Studio lot in Burbank, California — where they filmed the series in full, re-reading moments from old episode scripts, and answering the most infamous question of all: were Ross (Schwimmer) and Rachel (Aniston) on a break?
Friends: The Reunion Guests List
The full list of special guests for The Friends Reunion special includes David Beckham, Cindy Crawford, Cara Delevingne, Lady Gaga, Elliott Gould, Kit Harington, Larry Hankin, Justin Bieber, BTS, James Corden, Mindy Kaling, Thomas Lennon, Maggie Wheeler, Reese Witherspoon, Christina Pickles, Tom Selleck, James Michael Tyler, and Malala Yousafzai. Pickles (Judy Geller), Selleck (Dr. Richard Burke), Tyler (Gunther), and Wheeler (Janice) are also part of the Friends cast.
How To Watch Friends: The Reunion Series Online
How to watch Friends: The Reunion in India:
Unexpectedly, Zee5 has scooped up the rights to the Friends reunion special in India. You will need a Zee5 Premium subscription that costs Rs. 499 a year to watch it. Zee5 will release Friends: The Reunion at the same time as its global premiere.
How to watch Friends: The Reunion in USA:
Naturally, the aforementioned HBO Max is the exclusive home of the Friends reunion episode in the US. HBO Max costs $15 a month. Existing HBO on TV subscribers can upgrade to HBO Max at no additional cost.
How to watch Friends: The Reunion in UK:
Sky One and its streaming counterpart NOW are the official broadcasters for the Friends reunion special in the UK. On TV, Friends: The Reunion will air at 8 pm BST on Sky One. If you can't wait till then, you can stream it on NOW from 8:02 am BST onwards. NOW starts at GBP 10 a month.
How to watch Friends: The Reunion in Australia:
Foxtel's Binge streaming service will host the Friends reunion special down under. Binge costs between AUD 10 and AUD 18 per month.
How to watch Friends: The Reunion in Canada:
As with all things HBO, Crave is the home for the Friends reunion special up north. Crave starts at CAD 10 per month, but you'll need the HBO add-on that takes the price up to CAD 20 per month.
How to watch Friends: The Reunion in Southeast Asia:
HBO and HBO Go will premiere the Friends reunion episode in Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam. On TV, HBO will air Friends: The Reunion at 9 pm local time. If you must watch it at the same time as everyone else, it will stream on HBO Go from 3:01 pm SGT. HBO Go costs SGD 14 a month.
Witness the unbreakable bond of the group that perfectly captured the moment in life when your friends become your family. Stream Friends: The Reunion online from May 27.