- HBO Max is a new streaming service set to launch in May of 2020.
- Amidst a slew of streaming services,
HBO Maxwas hoping that a highly-anticipated ‘Friends’ reunion show would help it make a big splash and hit the ground running.
- The ‘Friends’ reunion show has since been delayed on account of the coronavirus. With the U.S. still working hard to contain the virus and prevent it from spreading, every Hollywood production is effectively on an indefinite hiatus.
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While you can make a strong case arguing that the last thing we need is yet another streaming service, AT&T’s
Though Friends was one of Netflix’s most-streamed programs, it left Netflix’s catalog this past December. With
As it turns out, the reunion has been put on hold on account of the coronavirus effectively putting every production in Hollywood on indefinite hold. The Hollywood Reporter notes:
Sources tell The Hollywood Reporter that the unscripted special was set to be filmed next Monday and Tuesday on the show’s iconic and former home at Stage 24 of the Warner Bros. Studio lot in Burbank. Given the current state of the global coronavirus pandemic, production has been delayed until at least May. A formal filming date has not been determined as it’s unclear when any programming will be able to resume production.
This is clearly a blow for
At this rate, it remains unclear if the Friends reunion will impact the launch of