The Friends reunion is finally going to begin filming next week

Due to COVID-19 delays, the reunion of popular TV sitcom Friends never really actually got off the ground despite a ton of crazy fanfare...

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It's finally happening—the long-awaitedFriendsreunion is set to film next week.

According to a new report fromThe Hollywood Reporter, Thehighly anticipated reunion specialwill begin filming Monday (April 5).Jennifer Aniston,Courteney Cox,Lisa Kudrow,Matt LeBlanc,Matthew Perry, andDavid Schwimmerwill all return to participate in the special, which will be filmed on Warner Bros. soundstage to look back on the beloved sitcom's ten season run and enduring popularity.

Schwimmer confirmed the news during an appearance onThe Graham Norton Show, telling the hostthe gang will reunite this week. He reiterated that the special is unscripted and he will be appearing as himself and not his character, Ross Geller. Schwimmer did, however, tease a small scripted moment that may be included in the reunion. “There is one section of it that, I don’t want to give away, but where we, we all read something,” he revealed.

While production is about to get started, there is still no premiere date for the special. The reunion will air on HBO Max—AKA the new streaming home forFriends.

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