HBO's 'Friends' Reunion: Look Behind the Scenes Before 'The One Where They Get Back Together'

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So, no one told you the fanbase was gonna be this way, huh? Friends, which turned 25 two years ago, was named the second-most streamed show in the world by Nielsen. To appease diehard viewers, Netflix even paid WarnerMedia a staggering $100 million for an additional 12 months of streaming rights. 

But, these days, HBO is the streaming service that's winning the game (and the lightning round) when it comes to Friends content. Namely, the reunion fans have hoped for since the show's finale is finally coming to pass on HBO and HBO Max on Thursday, May 27.  That's right — you can stream it now

Appropriately titled "The One Where They Get Back Together," the official trailer for the Friends reunion shows all six stars — Jennifer Aniston (Rachel), Courteney Cox (Monica), Lisa Kudrow (Phoebe), Matt LeBlanc (Joey), Matthew Perry (Chandler), and David Schwimmer (Ross) — on the show's original soundstage in Burbank. In addition to giving fans a candid look at their real-life friendships, the cast tests their knowledge of the show, revisits some beloved sets, and partakes in a few sure-to-be-funny table reads. And, yes, there's a live studio audience — at least for the interview portions.

Without a doubt, this laugh-out-loud sitcom created an idealized version of what it’s like to navigate life with your best friends in your 20s — so much so that it has become television's version of comfort food. Luckily, there are still some behind-the-scenes secrets that even the most passionate Friends fanatics don’t know — and we're taking a look at them alongside the release of HBO's Friends reunion. Could we BE any more excited?!