- According to a new report, the cast of Friends could be set to earn $3-$4 million each for the rumored upcoming reunion special.
- Deadline's co-editor-in-chief of TV coverage, Nellie Andreeva, revealed that insiders have indicated that's the range the actors are looking at to appear in the hourlong special.
- While still unconfirmed, rumors of a Friends reunion have been building steam for months. If it happens, the special will air on HBO Max, which launches in May.
In case you couldn't BE anymore out of the loop, rumor has it that the cast of the iconic sitcom will reunite for an unscripted (read: as themselves, not as Ross, Rachel, Chandler, Monica, Joey, and Phoebe) reunion special that would live on HBO Max, which is set to launch this May.
Deadline's co-editor-in-chief of TV coverage, Nellie Andreeva, shared some insider details she's been hearing about the much-rumored reunion special in a new column, writing:
"Following tough negotiations, I hear Friends stars Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, David Schwimmer, Matt LeBlanc and Matthew Perry have reached an agreement in principle with series’ producer Warner Bros. TV to do what I hear would be an hourlong special. No one would comment, but I hear each of the six stars will be paid in the $3 million-$4 million range for appearing in the special."
According to Andreeva, the total budget for the special is coming in at about $20 million and early negotiations between the Friends cast and Warner Bros. TV had come "to a standstill at the end of 2019" because the actors and studio were "far apart on money."
Regardless of if the reunion special comes together or not, the original nine season run of Friends will live, permanently, on HBO Max as of May 2020.
Kayleigh Roberts is the weekend editor at Marie Claire, covering celebrity and entertainment news, from actual royals like Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle to Hollywood royalty, like Katie Holmes and Chrissy Teigen. She’s a Ravenclaw who would do great things in Slytherin. To learn more about her, google “Leslie Knope eating salad GIF.
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