This will be a huge letdown for fans of the NBC?s hit TV series FRIENDS as series creator Marta Kauffman clarified, albeit once more, that a reunion is never going to happen for the hit TV series.
Twelve years after the final episode of the series, people who loved the show are still hoping for a reunion, be it a movie or at least an episode where they will be able to watch Ross (David Schwimmer), Monica (Courteney Cox), Rachel (Jennifer Aniston), Joey (Matt LeBlanc), Chandler (Matthew Perry) and Phoebe (Lisa Kurdrow) once again. However, in a recent interview with Kauffman, it seems like it is never going to take place.
?Friends was a show about that time in your life when your friends are your family, and in a weird way, this isn?t that different,? Kauffman said. ?Once you start having family of your own it changes, and the show was over. A show has a lifespan I believe, like anything else, and there?s no reason to continue doing it just because people miss the characters,? the creator added
So, there goes the last hope of the TV series? fans. Also, in a recent statement, Kauffman mentioned that she does not know how many more times they will say ?no? to the idea of a FRIENDS reunion. This would certainly contradict the previous affirmation of Perry that all six actors are ?open? to the idea.
?I think the actors would actually be open to do it, I do. I think we would be open to doing something, some kind of maybe TV special, I dunno about a movie. It?s kind of tough, because we ended on such a high note that we don?t want to ruin it. So we?d want to be very careful, but I think the cast would be open to doing something at some point,? Perry said earlier this year.
On a good note, the main cast of FRIENDS were able to spend some time in the same room last February to pay tribute to director James Burrows? 1,000th episode of television. But clearly, that is not the reunion all the fans have been waiting for. They all want something that is related to the actual TV series, to know what happened to everyone after they have gone separated.
How about you? Do you think a FRIENDS reunion will still happen sometime in the future? Share your thoughts in the comment section below. For now, let us just be contented on re-watching the episodes of the TV series.