‘Friends’ cast is ‘trying, working on something,’ but they don’t know what that is yet

The 25th anniversary of Friends is the gift that keeps giving to fans: Episodes of the show ran in theaters. Pottery Barn is selling an apothecary table (not an ad). Jennifer Aniston broke Instagram when she joined the platform. But, there’s always been a sticking point. When I wrote about Lisa Kudrow’s comments a few weeks ago that she’d do a Friends reboot if everyone else was, the article also pointed out that co-creator Marta Kauffman was adamant that a Friends reboot would never happen (this was not news). Jennifer cheered up millions of fans by posting a photo of herself and her five Friends castmates. That’s above.

Even if Ross, Rachel, Monica, Chandler, Joey, and Phoebe won’t grace our screens again, it is fun to see the six actors hanging out. It’s also possible that while they were undoubtedly catching up, they may have been discussing a future project:

Jennifer Aniston surprised Friends superfan Charlie Puth on The Ellen DeGeneres Show and while she made his dreams come true, she dashed those in the audience hoping she’d announce some kind of Friends revival project. When asked by Ellen DeGeneres about a reboot/revival of the fan-favorite series, Aniston quickly replied, “Like a reboot of the show? No.”

Yes, this tracks. Everyone involved has long said there will be no revival. The show was about a specific point in these characters’ lives. Moving on, Aniston did drop this nugget.

“Listen we would love for there to be something, but we don’t know what that something is. So, we’re just trying. We’re working on something,” Aniston said.

[From E!]

Ellen tried to get Jennifer to admit that they are working on a movie. Jennifer told her she didn’t “want to lead people on.” It sounds like this is in its very early stages. If it’s true that the six actors are interested in working together again, that’s great. My guess is that, if anything materializes, it will be something like the Lifetime movie starring the cast of The Facts of Life: It’s not a reboot of the show, but everyone is involved, and there will probably be winks to the show. (The ice skating rink is named in honor of late costar Charlotte Rae.) Beyond the fact that the Friends cast couldn’t make a Friends movie without Warner Brothers’ OK, this route seems like the safest option: A reboot would be so hard to get right, and people would be cynical about the reason for it after so many years of everyone saying “No” ($$$$). But, a project involving the six core cast members (and possibly some of the guest stars) with nods to the show would keep the fans happy without retreading old ground. I’m curious to see what happens next!

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  1. Grant says:

    I don’t really care about a Friends reunion, TBH… I was watching the first three Screams on Netflix the other night and I was taken aback by how beautiful Courteney Cox was in the 90’s. I am so glad to see that her face appears to have kind of gone back to normal.

  2. Rapunzel says:

    A Thanksgiving movie! The Thanksgiving eps were always a hoot.

    • StormsMama says:

      Haters gonna hate but I am here for this.
      HERE FOR THIS 100%!!
      The one with the thanksgiving reunion would be amazing. Again, so here for this.

  3. Originaltessa says:

    A one off, one hour Thanksgiving special… The whole world would watch it, and they should just pick up from where the friends are and not try to explain everything, but just do a funny hour of tv where they get into some hijinks.

    • LNG says:

      I would love this.

      I could also see them trying to do something around the kids. All the Friends kids are now living in New York together. Pop ins by the parents here and there. Would it be good? Probably not. But I would watch it anyway, haha.

  4. Case says:

    I always really loved Friends, but the constant chatter all over the web about it because of its anniversary has seriously turned me off. I was a wonderful, funny show, but like…ugh. Enough already.

  5. StormsMama says:

    If they get it right it would be everything

  6. Sierra says:

    To me, Jennifer is using Friends to get publicity for her new show.

    She does this on a regular basis, talking about Friend and reunion.

    I will believe it if one of the other members spoke about it.

  7. Pinetree says:

    Friends had a lot of problematic bits/storylines/omissions/etc (just search-engine that literally, “friends show problematic”) but the most disturbing was Monica and Ross’s sibling relationship, which got a bit creepy at times.

  8. Hmm says:

    FRIENDS IS THE WORST SHOW IN HISTORY. I’m not sure if there are worse shows that people adore.

  9. Ellis says:

    I would like to see a Dick Van Dyke show kind of thing, with them all living in the same suburban neighborhood, trying to make that work, shenanigans ensue.