The 54-year-old actor revealed he will be reuniting with his former co-stars – Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matthew Perry and Matt Le Blanc – for the HBO Max special in Los Angeles this month and he hinted that they are working on something exciting for fans.
Speaking to chat show host Graham Norton, David said: “I’m going to LA to shoot the ‘Friends’ reunion. I will get to see everyone for the first time in years.”
Asked if he will be in character as Ross Gellar or appear as himself in the reunion, he said: “I’ll be David. Nothing is scripted and we are not in character. We are all ourselves, although there is one section of it that I don’t want to give away, but we all read something.”
Adding jokingly, “I should have [studied] up on old episodes, but I just haven’t been able to bring myself to catch up on the 236 shows. I guess I need to watch a lot over the next five days!”
The gang was originally supposed to reunite much earlier. The project, titled “The One Where They Got Back Together,” was announced in November 2019, but it was pushed back because of the coronavirus pandemic.
While no air date has been announced, Perry said in November that it would air in March, which obviously didn’t happen.
When it does become available, along with audiences are sure to watch. The Friends finale on May 6, 2004, attracted a staggering 52.46 million viewers. HBO Max announced in July that Friends — where all 236 episodes are already available at the streamer — is its most popular TV offering.
Watch David Schwimmer talk about the Friends reunion
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