You will instantly recognize the interior of the studio if you have watched Friends at least once.
It looks like the long-awaited Friends special will start shooting soon. The set designer of the original sitcom, Greg Grande, posted on Instagram a photo of the scenery in which the shooting will take place. Fans of the series easily recognized them as Monica’s apartment, recreated in detail for the upcoming filming.
It is known that the shooting of the special issue will take place in the same legendary 24th pavilion of the Warner Bros. studio. in Burbank, Los Angeles, where all ten seasons of the show were filmed. The reunion, which will feature Jennifer Aniston, Courtney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, David Schwimmer and Matthew Perry, will not be a sequel to the series. According to the creators, the special will be more like a TV show.
“This is not another episode,” explained Lisa Kudrow, the performer of the role of Phoebe. – We don’t play our characters, we just get together as friends. A special issue will not be a reboot of the project. “
The special issue of Friends is timed to coincide with the 25th anniversary of the series’ release. It was originally supposed to be released in May last year. After the next transfer of filming, the creators thought to conduct a reunion in an online format, but in the end they abandoned this idea.
“We feel there is value in the filming and the reunion itself,” said WarnerMedia Entertainment Chairman Bob Greenblatt. “We would not want Friends to return to screens via video link.”
Jennifer Aniston echoed Greenblatt ‘s position : “We have more time to make the special even more exciting and fun. I prefer to see the glass half full rather than empty. So we’re not going anywhere. You guys are stuck with us for life. “