The show’s dedicated followers have gone crazy celebrating the announcement and in honour of this incredible news have been sharing some hilarious memes along the way.
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According to The Sun, the highly-anticipated Friends reunion special will officially air in May of this year, more than 15 years after the show last aired.
The entire cast have signed up for the unscripted special which will be exclusively available on HBO’s new streaming service.
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After years of speculation, Jennifer Aniston will join her co-stars Courteney Cox, Matthew Perry, Lisa Kudrow, Matt Le Blanc and David Schwimmer for a celebration of the beloved comedy.
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And they are not the only ones who are celebrating.
Fans have taken to Twitter and Instagram in their droves with thousands of Friends inspired memes.
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A lot of them feature clips or pictures from the hit ’90s sitcom.
They power phrase famous quotes like, “Could I be anymore excited” and “oh my gawwddd! [sic]” in homage to Chandler’s ex-girlfriend Janice.
There are also lots of gifs of the cast dancing from various episodes.
Social media lit up when Aniston and the gang dropped the Friends bombshell.
According to TVLine, the reunion will take place at the show’s original sound stage, Stage 24, on the Warner Bros. Studio lot in Burbank, California.
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The cast confirmed the news simultaneously on Instagram.
They all shared a post of the same cast image alongside the caption: “It’s happening …”
While Matthew Perry also posted the same message via his Twitter account.
Kevin Reilly, CCO of HBO Max, said in statement: “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.
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He continued: “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.”
All six of the cast will work as executive producers on the special, alongside the show’s original executive producers Marta Kauffman, David Crane and Kevin Bright.
Deadline reported that “each of the six stars will be paid in the $3 million-$4 million range for appearing in the special.”
Excitement has been building for the special since all six of the main co-stars got on-board with the idea last year.
Friends celebrated their 25th anniversary last year and the cast set the internet alight by posing together for a group selfie.
The post was the first image Jennifer shared on Instagram and sent fans into a frenzy.
Meanwhile Matthew Perry also joined Instagram, making fans even more certain the group would be appearing on screen together again to celebrate the show.
This story first appeared in The Sun and is republished with permission.