KEY POINTS

  • Matthew Perry announced online that the "Friends" reunion special is happening in March 2021
  • "Friends" fans were overjoyed with Perry's announcement
  • The project was set to happen this past summer but was pushed back due to the pandemic

The "Friends" reunion special is not happening this year because it has been given a new schedule, according to one of its cast members.

Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry and David Schwimmer were all set to film the "Friends" unscripted special in May, but it was pushed back due to the coronavirus pandemic. In a new tweet, Perry announced that they have rescheduled the project for next year.

"'Friends' reunion being rescheduled for the beginning of March. Looks like we have a busy year coming up. And that's the way I like it!" he tweeted.

Perry's post sent fans into a frenzy with many rejoicing because they have been waiting for the reunion special for months. It has been 16 years since the "Friends" finale and fans are already very excited to see the six lead stars together again.

"What!?! WHAT?!? Don’t [explicit] with me, Perry. Is this true?!? I could cry from joy! This is just what I needed after 2020 and tRump," one commented.

"Can hardly wait!!! Thanks for doing this for all your fans who adore all of you!! Matty, wear blue!!" another wrote.

"Oh God, I just read in tl that there will be a reunion of friends in March. Do you hear me scream? I’m already crying #FriendsReunion," a different user tweeted.

"@MatthewPerry Wow...  A Friends reunion and a film! You're going to be a very busy bunny!  Be safe," another fan added.

In April, Bob Greenblatt, Warner Media Entertainment and Direct-to-Consumer chairman, said they were aiming to finish the production by the end of summer, but it didn't happen. He also explained that they wanted the audience to experience the six characters coming back together instead of just showing them in six squares by doing it online. However, he also admitted that they were open to doing it virtually due to the uncertainty brought about by the pandemic.

"[We] may go more to a virtual route, if it is delayed too long," he said.

Friends" stars David Schwimmer, Lisa Kudrow, Matthew Perry, Courteney Cox, Jennifer Aniston and Matt LeBlanc pose at the Emmy Awards on September 22, 2002 "Friends" stars David Schwimmer, Lisa Kudrow, Matthew Perry, Courteney Cox, Jennifer Aniston and Matt LeBlanc pose at the Emmy Awards on September 22, 2002 Photo: AFP / LEE CELANO