HBO Max’s Friends Reunion Special Finally Has a Release Date—And Some Exciting Guest Stars

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Ever since Friends fans first found out that a reunion special was in the works, news of its progress has mainly centered around pandemic-related delays.

Now, we finally have some good news. In a new teaser trailer, HBO Max revealed that the special will be available to stream on the platform starting May 27 (which, as The Wrap points out, is also HBO Max’s first birthday).

The trailer reveals little else, aside from some shadowy footage of the backs of all six friends slowly strolling through the Warner Bros. Studios lot where Friends was filmed. The reunion, which is unscripted, was filmed there, too.

You’ll get to see a fair number of familiar faces from the show, including: Tom Selleck (Richard), James Michael Tyler (Gunther), Larry Hankin (Mr. Heckles), Thomas Lennon (Joey’s “identical hand twin”), Maggie Wheeler (Janice), Reese Witherspoon (Rachel’s sister Jill), and Elliott Gould and Christina Pickles (Jack and Judy Geller).

But the reunion’s guest stars hail from outside the Friends universe, too. David Beckham, Justin Bieber, BTS, James Corden, Cindy Crawford, Cara Delevingne, Lady Gaga, Kit Harington, Mindy Kaling, and Malala Yousafzai will all show up, according to an HBO Max press release.

You can watch the teaser trailer below:

[h/t The Wrap]