Friends creator shoots down revival talk
It's still on a break for the foreseeable future.
A co-creator of Friends has dismissed the idea of a revival.
Marta Kauffman, who was one of the show’s main writers, said in an interview with Rolling Stone that she would be unwilling to bring the show back for modern audiences due to the expectations of the fans.
“There are several reasons. One, the show is about a time in your life when your friends are your family. It’s not that time anymore. All we’d be doing is putting those six actors back together, but the heart of the show would be gone.
“Two, I don’t know what good it does us. The show is doing just fine, people love it. [A reunion] could only disappoint. ‘The One Where Everyone’s Disappointed.'”
Rumours of a Friends reunion have been persistent ever since the series ended in 2004.
The sitcom remains one of the most popular of all time, with Netflix claiming that it’s still one of the most streamed shows on its platform.
Warner Media has recently said that it would take Friends exclusively for its planned streaming service in 2020, meaning it would leave Netflix and other platforms.
Fans have suggested that this might spell a return for the series, with Warner presumably planning a number of exclusive shows to entice viewers to sign up.
You can currently watch all of Friends on Netflix now.
Source: Screen Rant