Friends cast will 'earn £2million each' for TV reunion after 16 years apart


The Friends cast are believed to be earning a whopping £2millon each for their appearance in the upcoming reunion.

After months of speculation the cast finally confirmed on February 21 that they would be returning to our screens for a much-anticipated Friends special.

According to Variety, the six stars of the show will receive at least $2.5 million (£1,918,060) for featuring in the episode.

The star-studded cast, who are now in their fifties, shared the same Instagram image to confirm that the show was coming back.

David Schwimmer (Ross Geller), Jennifer Aniston (Rachel Green), Courteney Cox (Monica Geller), Lisa Kudrow (Phoebe Buffay) Matt LeBlanc (Joey Tribbiani) and Matthew Perry (Chandler Bing) will all be starring in the reunion.

The reunion has been well received by their loyal fan base

It is the first time that the cast will reunite for the show in 16 years.

It’s no secret that the popular cast have become some of the most well paid actors in the industry.

According to the Wall Street Journal, the cast was originally offered $1 million (£774,880) each for the episode but they turned the amount down.

WarnerMedia have also made official that the reunion is back on, confirming that the show will be aired on HBO Max in May 2020.

The six actors have gone on to pursue successful Hollywood careers but are now returning

There have been rumours of a possible reunion for months

Although few details have been revealed about the episode, it is rumoured to be in the form of a talk show which will be filmed retrospectively.

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It has also been teased that Ellen DeGeneres might be the host of the interviews with the characters.

“Guess you could call this the one where they all got back together — we are reuniting with David, Jennifer, Courteney, Matt, Lisa, and Matthew for an HBO Max special that will be programmed alongside the entire Friends library,” said chief content officer Kevin Reilly in a press release.

The last time an episode was released was 16 years ago

“I became aware of Friends when it was in the very early stages of development and then had the opportunity to work on the series many years later and have delighted in seeing it catch on with viewers generation after generation. It taps into an era when friends – and audiences – gathered together in real time and we think this reunion special will capture that spirit, uniting original and new fans.”

The show stopped streaming on Netflix in 2019 before HBO snapped up streaming rights for $425 million for a five years of re-runs according to reports.

At the time, Forbes reported that Netflix had paid $500,000 (£385,772) per episode in order to stream the series on their sites.

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