“Friends” release date on HBO Max
It’s official: as of December 31st, 2019, Chandler, Joey, Monica, Phoebe, Ross, and Rachel have left Netflix. Friends is heading to HBO Max. The big question is, when can we all get our Coffee Perk fix again? The answer: start of May 2020.
There is no exact date for the launch of HBO Max currently. The best anyone can offer is May 2020. At some point over the next four months, a more solid date will be unveiled. So, bookmark this article and check back soon because like Friends, we’ll be there for you.
More than Friends re-runs
If it happens, sadly it will be unscripted. This means the cast and show creators will be sitting and talking about the phenomenon. Which I think has already been done once. What we need is a new mini-season or a movie, but either is very unlikely.
Considering HBO has spent $425 million on Friends for exclusivity over five-years, this reunion could be for marketing purposes only. Either way, if you’re a fan of Friends, any new content is newsworthy.
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Additionally, considering the HBO Max higher price point of $14.99, if the show is reworked for 4K, HDR and Dolby Atmos, the added cost of the service instantly makes sense and becomes even more appealing.
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The unofficial Friends trailer is below.