“Friends” fans finally have a better idea of what to expect from the upcoming HBO Max reunion special, thanks to some new details revealed by People.
The outlet reports that the unscripted reunion special will, among other things, see the core “Friends” cast members openly reminiscing about the series and their time working on it, as well as performing a table read of part of the script for the show’s Season 4 premiere episode, “The One With The Jellyfish.” The special will also reportedly include a re-imagining of the iconic trivia game from Season 4 that saw Joey (Matt LeBlanc) and Chandler (Matthew Perry) winning residency of Monica (Courteney Cox) and Rachel’s (Jennifer Aniston) apartment. The special will also include appearances from a large number of surprise guests, including Reese Witherspoon, Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, Mindy Kaling, and many other notable celebrities.
The outlet also teased the emotional reaction that the “Friends” cast members had to returning to the Warner Bros. studio lot where the series was originally filmed. Their return apparently saw them making visits to the lot’s various recreated “Friends” sets, including the one built in honor of the show’s iconic fictional coffee shop, Central Perk.
There will no doubt be other surprises in store for fans throughout the “Friends” reunion special, ones that they’ll have to wait for its release on HBO Max next week to see. Based on everything that has been released about the special up to this point, though, it’s looking more and more likely that it won’t just be the “Friends” cast who end up having emotional reactions to the reunion.