The new HBO Max transmission service paid the best price to obtain exclusive transmission rights from the USA. UU. For the classic comedy Friends, and after many rumors, according to reports, it is also close to making a reunion show. The deadline informs that the entire cast “has reached an agreement in principle” to return for a one-hour special. This special will help launch the new transmission service, which will arrive in May.
Don’t get too excited if you expected to see what the six annoying characters have been doing for the past 16 years: it is a special without a script, which presumably means that it will take the form of a documentary or a series of interviews. The deadline reports a salary of $ 3-4 million per cast member, although WSJ quotes a figure of $ 2.25-2.5 million per episode.
WSJ says a Warner spokesman says there is no agreement, which is worth keeping in mind.
The stories of Deadline and WSJ suggest that the special did not seem so likely at the end of 2019, as negotiations between the cast and the Warner Bros studio stalled for money.
While this story is far from the official confirmation of what is happening, this mockery of cast member Matthew Perry seems appropriate:
Great news to come â€¦February 5, 2020
As an exclusive day, this could help HBO Max make a big impact if it becomes a reality, and it can’t hurt to have the help. The new service is entering the transmission landscape at $ 14.99 per month, a higher price than some of its competitors.
Therefore, in addition to Friends, customers will have access to all past, present and future shows of HBO, a powerful incentive. The transmitter has also made deals to bring the films of Studio Ghibli, South Park and Rick and Morty to service.
Why do people care about Friends in 2020?
People clearly still have a lot of love for Friends in 2020. The program ended in 2004 after 10 seasons, and although it ended up in a fairly tired state, there is still a constant interest in the program. Apparently, it was one of the most watched Netflix programs in the US. UU., Together with The Office, and left the streaming service earlier this year.
Friends is the kind of television phenomenon that you could not replicate now. We do not live in the same monocultural era as in the 1990s: with a million things to watch on so many broadcast services and cable channels, our television is divided by interest groups much more than it was in the 1990s.
Friends is something that all the world He has seen over the years. Therefore, bringing it back in any form is a great story, especially if you are trying to enter a crowded transmission services market.