Interest all round for Friends reunion

There is "interest all round" for a 'Friends' reunion.

Rumours about reuniting Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matthew Perry, Matt LeBlanc and David Schwimmer for a new series featuring their famous characters have been rife as of late but HBO Max bosses insist it is still a "maybe" at the moment.

Speaking on stage at the TV Critics Association press tour, chief content officer Kevin Reilly said: "There's interest all the way around, and yet we can't seem to quite get that interest all aligned to push the button on it, so today unfortunately it's still a maybe."

However, it may be tricky to get a reunion off the ground as despite repeated calls from fans of the sitcom - which originally aired between 1994 and 2004 - its creators David Crane and Marta Kauffman have been adamant they won't revive the comedy.

The latter said last year: "We will not be doing a reunion show, we will not be doing a reboot. The show was about that time in life when friends are your family."

Crane added: "We did the show we wanted to do. We got it right, and we put a bow on it."

And Lisa feels a 'Friends' reunion with cast in their forties and fifties would be "sad".

She said: "Courteney [Cox] is actually the one who said, 'You see that trailer, oh my god, what do we do?' I was like, 'Nothing, that's just a clip, it's just sort of clips from, like, Cougar Town'. She [Courteney] wasn't fooled, she was just like 'Wow, how did that go viral'. I know, I don't know what to make of it, it's like sort of these weird clips from things that clearly have nothing to do with Friends and it's called a Friends Movie."

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