'Friends' reunion special still slated for May despite coronavirus production delay

A new date has not been set

AgenciesA new date has not been set

Television declined to comment, but the delay is just the latest production to be sidelined by the outbreak of this deadly virus.

Friends fans are in for some bad news as the coronavirus pandemic that has escalated fear worldwide has affected the production of a reunion which was in the works.

It is reported that the cast of Friends' planned reunion special on U.S. streaming service HBO Max in May has been postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Studio lot in Burbank, where the original series was filmed.

The long-awaited unscripted show, featuring all six "Friends" stars Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry and David Schwimmer, was to have been a big draw for the planned HBO Max streaming service.

A new filming date has not been formalised, but reports suggest it could be postponed until May.

The source on Wednesday said that HBO MAX still meant to launch as planned in May.

It is the just the latest in a long string of television productions to be halted over concerns or regulations around large groupings of people, with United Kingdom soaps Coronation Street and Emmerdale, US reality series The Amazing Race and The Bachelorette and dramas including Stranger Things, Riverdale, The Walking Dead and The Handmaid's Tale all on hiatus.

The highly-awaited Friends reunion on HBO Maxhas been put on ice for now as the COVID-19 cases around the globe spread like wildfire.

HBO Max doesn't have a specific launch-date outside of sometime in May, but it will cost $14.99 a month, the same price as an HBO subscription.

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