'What an honour to make this show' - Fulwell 73 celebrates release of Friends: The Reunion

The creators of Netflix documentary series Sunderland ‘Til I Die have marked the release of the much-anticipated Friends reunion special.

Thursday, 27th May 2021, 4:26 pm

Production company Fulwell 73, named for the Fulwell End at Roker Park and Sunderland AFC’s famous FA Cup win in 1973, confirmed early in 2020 that it would be at the helm of the special unscriped episode of the sitcom, which was delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Friends’ celebrated run ended in May 2004 after 10 seasons and 236 episodes – but last February, fans’ prayers were answered when it was confirmed that the six main cast, Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry and David Schwimmer, would reunite for a one-off special.

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The hugely anticipated episode, hosted by The Late Late Show host James Corden – also a partner in Fulwell 73 – became available for streaming in the UK and Ireland on Thursday, May 27.

Tweeting last week ahead of the programme’s release, and sharing a video snippet of the special episode, Fulwell 73 partner Ben Winston said: “What a honour to make this show.”

Winston channelled his inner Chandler Bing in February 2020 when he confirmed he “couldn’t be anymore excited” to be directing and producing the special episode.

Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry and David Schwimmer reunited for a one-off special. Picture: Terence Patrick/HBO Max/PA Wire.

The six stars aren’t in character during the special, but instead look back at some of Friends’ best known moments, take part in a trivia game and look at the show’s famous sets.

A host of celebrity guests also make appearances in the episode including David Beckham, Justin Bieber and Cindy Crawford.

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Friends: The Reunion was broadcast on Thursday, May 27 after months of anticipation. Picture: Terence Patrick/HBO Max/PA Wire.

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