The one where FRIENDS: THE REUNION comes exclusively to Sky & streaming service NOW in the UK & Ireland

Friday 21 May 2021


Highly anticipated FRIENDS: THE REUNION will be available exclusively on Sky and streaming service NOW in the UK & Ireland. The TV special will air on demand from 8:02am and on Sky One at 8pm on Thursday 27 May.

The long-awaited get together will see “Friends” stars Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry, and David Schwimmer return to the iconic comedy’s original soundstage, Stage 24, on the Warner Bros. Studio lot in Burbank for a real-life unscripted celebration of the beloved show. 

FRIENDS: THE REUNION will feature a variety of special guest appearances David Beckham, Justin Bieber, BTS, James Corden, Cindy Crawford, Cara Delevingne, Lady Gaga, Elliot Gould, Kit Harington, Larry Hankin, Mindy Kaling, Thomas Lennon, Christina Pickles, Tom Selleck, James Michael Tyler, Maggie Wheeler, Reese Witherspoon and Malala Yousafzai.

Ben Winston directed the special and executive produced along with “Friends” executive producers Kevin Bright, Marta Kauffman, and David Crane. The special hails from Warner Bros. Unscripted Television in association with Warner Horizon, Fulwell 73 productions and Bright/Kauffman/Crane Productions. Aniston, Cox, Kudrow, LeBlanc, Perry and Schwimmer executive produced the special. Emma Conway, James Longman and Stacey Thomas-Muir co-executive produced.

Plus great news for Friends fans as Sky Q adds over 10 iconic quotes from the show to its voice control function. To celebrate the highly anticipated Reunion, simply say “I’ll be there for you”, “We were on a break”, “Pivot! Pivot! Pivot!”, “Friends Reunion” and more into your Sky Q voice remote on Thursday to enjoy ‘The One Where They Get Back Together’.

FRIENDS: THE REUNION will be available in all Sky markets.

For further information please contact:

skypress@sky.uk

Notes to editors

Full list of voice commands to use on Sky Q include:

• “I’ll be there for you”

• “We were on a break”

• “Pivot! Pivot! Pivot!”

• “Friends: The Reunion”

• “How you doin’ ”

• “He’s her Lobster”

• “Miss Chanandler Bong”

• “Joey doesn’t share food”

• “Smelly Cat”

• “Oh my god”

• "The One Where They Get Back Together"

On Sky Q, you can now easily find all your favourite entertainment with your voice, and see personalised recommendations based on your viewing history and what’s trending simply by saying “What should I watch?" into your Sky Q voice remote - including the best entertainment from Sky TV, Amazon Prime Video, Netflix, Disney+ and more.

To find out more and to sign up to Sky Q from £25 per month on a 18-month contract, head to sky.com/tv.

About Sky

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Our technology, including the market leading Sky Q, connects people to everything they love – with entertainment from Sky TV, Netflix, Disney+, Amazon Prime Video and BBC iPlayer, and apps like Spotify, YouTube, BBC Sounds, Highbrow, Fiit, and more, in one place, easy. Our streaming service NOW, brings viewers all the enjoyment of Sky with the flexibility of a contract-free service.

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About NOW

NOW is the home of brilliant entertainment. We’re one of the UK’s leading streaming platforms with critically acclaimed shows, new and exclusive movies, unmissable sport and epic kids TV – all with no contract. Join in with an Entertainment, Cinema, Sports, Kids or hayu Membership to stream instantly across TV, mobile, desktop and over 60 other devices. Watch on the go and even offline with our app by downloading shows and movies.

Entertainment Members can enjoy critically acclaimed dramas, documentaries and comedies, Emmy award-winning shows, the best of HBO and exclusive Sky Originals. Cinema Members can discover over 1000 brilliant movies, from the latest blockbusters and classic favourites and a new premiere every day. Sports Members cheer on unmissable Premier League, international cricket, F1, golf and more – all live, across 11 Sky Sports channels.

Plus, members can enhance their experience with NOW Boost – that’s full 1080p HD, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound and streaming on up to 3 devices at once, for an extra £3 a month.

For super-fast broadband, members can enjoy a contract-free connection with a NOW Brilliant Broadband, Fab Fibre or Super Fibre Membership.

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