Friends Fans Out Of Luck With Movie Reunion
Definitely not taking a cue from Sex and the City, fans of long-time NBC sitcom will have to settle for re-runs, a new Blu-ray and their imaginations about what happened next to Rachel, Monica, Chandler, Phoebe and Ross. Some fans of the decade-long running show had clamored for a reunion, but Friends' co-executive producer/director Kevin S. Bright said that another round is not in the works.
"There is absolutely, 100 percent no talk about a reunion ... there will be no 'Friends' movie," Bright told TV Guide "It was made to be an intimate show in your living room. It wasn't a broader show like many of the comedies today that are shot single-camera. It's wonderful the way it is."
Running from 1994 - 2004, the popular show helped launch Jennifer Aniston (Rachel), Courtney Cox (Monica), Matthew Perry (Chandler), Matt LeBlanc (Joey) Lisa Kudrow (Phoebe) and David Schwimmer (Ross) who have also moved on to the big and small screens.
"I don't want to see old Joey," LeBlanc told EW. "Everyone’s going to have different vision of what those characters are like, so to have that materialize is going to disappoint most people. A couple of people will go, 'That's what I thought!' but for the most part it’s going to let people down. It's better to let them just think."
But while a movie or some kind of reunion won't spell out what happened to the Friends friends - though who can really ever say never as long as people are alive? - Bright did offer up what he imagines may have been the fates of some of the characters.
"I'm hoping that Ross and Rachel, and Monica and Chandler, and Phoebe and Mike are still married and living happily ever after," he said. "Monica and Chandler would be living in Westchester with three kids -- twins via surrogate and one on their own - and Chandler would be the owner of his own number-crunching business...a WENUS organization, if you will. Rachel and Ross had another baby, a sibling for Emma; Joey's a star after getting his big break; and Phoebe opened a chain of holistic spas across the country."
Friends: The Complete Series Blu-ray comes out Tuesday featuring all 236 episodes for the first time completely remastered.