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New York – AFP: Starting from the 27th of this month, HBO MAX is offering the special episode of “Friends” in which the six stars of the series meet again 17 years after it was stopped, with a number of guests, including Justin Bieber and Lady Gaga.
It was originally supposed that this episode would be available at the end of May 2020, in conjunction with the launch of the “HBO Max” platform, which bought the full rights of the “Friends” series.
But filming was postponed due to the pandemic, and it eventually didn’t happen until last month in Burbank, California.
In addition to the six actors who took on the main roles in the series, a number of stars will participate in the special episode, such as Canadian singer Justin Bieber, the South Korean “BTS” band, former footballer David Beckham and singer Lady Gaga, according to a statement released Thursday.
And “HBO Max” published on the Internet Thursday an advertisement which is a picture from the back of the six heroes of the series as they walk, accompanied by the phrase “The one in which they meet again” (The One Where The Gate Back Together), which is the title of the episode, similar to the titles of each Previous episodes where the phrase “The One” was always present at the beginning.
The series “Friends” (1994-2004) was a huge success and printed an entire generation of viewers.
Its presentation on Netflix from 2015 allowed the platform to attract a new audience, which confirms that the popularity of this series has not declined, although many believe that this type of program is fading.
In 2019, Warner Media Group, a subsidiary of AT&T Group, bought the rights to broadcast the most popular series in the last twenty years at a price of $ 425 million over five years.
The previous 236 Friends episodes are available on HPO Max as of May 2020.
The website of “Freighty” magazine reported that the six historical actors, who are also executive producers participating in the reunion episode, negotiated with the platform for wages of two and a half million dollars each for filming this episode only.