Friends co-creator Marta Kauffman says Reunion won’t film without live audience

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Friends fans will have to wait a little more for the reunion special. The iconic sitcom’s co-creator Marta Kauffman has said the unit plans to go ahead with the shooting only when the live audience can be included.

All six cast members – David Schwimmer, Matt LeBlanc, Jennifer Aniston, Courtney Cox, Matthew Perry, and Lisa Kudrow – are set to feature in the special Reunion for HBO Max.

The reunion was originally scheduled to premiere on the streaming platform on May 27, but was delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

What did Martha Kauffman say about Reunion?

“We all want it to happen. We just have to wait until it is safe. This is a show that is not scripted, but this is the way the show works. We are going to need a live audience. Even if we socially distance that live audience, it really is a huge part of what ‘Friends’ is.

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“We cannot do it without audiences. Everyone is all in and we are just waiting for that time when it feels correct to bring in a live audience”. Kauffman told Entertainment Tonight.

The special was planned in February. Earlier this month an HBO Max insider told Variety that the ongoing pandemic-induced closedown has forced the makers to push the production to later this year.

Ben Winston will direct and executive produce alongside Friends creators Kauffman, David Crane, and Kevin Bright.

It will be shot at the iconic Stage 24 of the Warner Bros Studio lot in Burbank. This is where the original NBC series, which ran from 1994 to 2004, was filmed.

Well, we too are waiting for the show to premiere its long due Reunion, the magic of the six again. We have to wait for a little longer. While you wait, Stay safe, Stay tuned and we promise to keep you updated..!

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