- On Friday, news broke that everyone's favorite '90s sitcom, Friends (opens in new tab), (opens in new tab)is officially getting a reunion special (opens in new tab).
- All six members of the series' cast have signed on for the unscripted special, which will air on HBO Max sometime after the streaming service launches in May.
- Jennifer Aniston (opens in new tab) confirmed the news on Instagram Friday and the reactions from her celebrity friends (and just plain fans) are amazing.
The unscripted reunion special (read: not a reboot or continuation of the fictional Friends saga) will air on HBO Max (opens in new tab) and is expected to drop in May when the service launches.
According to Variety (opens in new tab), all six of the sitcom's stars—Aniston, Courteney Cox (opens in new tab), Lisa Kudrow (opens in new tab), Matt LeBlanc (opens in new tab), Matthew Perry (opens in new tab), and David Schwimmer (opens in new tab)—have signed on for the reunion, which will be filmed on the original Friends (opens in new tab) soundstage, Stage 24, on the Warner Bros. Studio lot in Burbank. The actors are rumored to be receiving at least $2.5 million each to appear in the special.
Jennifer Aniston (aka Rachel Green herself) confirmed the news on Instagram Friday, with a throwback photo of the iconic sitcom's cast and the simple (but still world-imploding) caption: "It’s happening..."
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If you're deliriously happy about this news, you're obviously not alone. People across the internet were quick to chime in with overwhelming joy about the news, but the reactions from celebrity Friends fans deserve a real chef's kiss.
The too-stunned-to-even-verbalize-my-excitement responses:
Sarah Hyland (opens in new tab): "EXCUSE ME?! 😭😭😭😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍"
Awkwafina (opens in new tab): "WHAT"
Shailene Woodley (opens in new tab): "!!!!!!!???!!!!"
Mindy Kaling (opens in new tab): "EXPLAIN PLEASE"
The I-have-the-perfect-words-to-verbalize-my-excitement responses:
Kate Hudson (opens in new tab): "I feel like the whole world just had a collective orgasm 💃🙌"
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Reese Witherspoon (opens in new tab): "HOLY COW!!! This is 💯🌟"
Rita Wilson (opens in new tab): "I’ll have what she’s having!!! Whaaaaaaaaaat???"
The pure-emotion-and-literally-nothing-else responses:
Jenna Dewan (opens in new tab): "Ahhhhhhhhhh!!👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼"
Gwyneth Paltrow (opens in new tab): "NO F’ING WAYYYYYYYY"
Ashley Benson (opens in new tab): "😍😍😍😍😍😍😍"
Julianne Hough (opens in new tab): "Oh my AAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHH 😳😱❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️"
Whitney Cummings (opens in new tab): " 🤯🤯🤯"
But Queer Eye's Antoni Porowski (opens in new tab) might have said it best of all: "NOTHING ELSE MATTERS 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼"
Kayleigh Roberts is a freelance writer and editor with more than 10 years of professional experience. Her byline has appeared in Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, ELLE, Harper’s Bazaar, The Atlantic, Allure, Entertainment Weekly, MTV, Bustle, Refinery29, Girls’ Life Magazine, Just Jared, and Tiger Beat, among other publications. She's a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.
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