The special Friends: The Reunion, which became available in the United States this Thursday (27), only opens on June 29 in Brazil, as a arrival of HBO Max. The program with the main cast meeting will be one of the highlights in WarnerMedia’s new streaming service.
To attend the Friends meeting, Brazilian fans will have to subscribe to the platform, which will also offer a 7-day free tasting period.
The standard plan monthly fee will cost R $ 28 – or R $ 20.07 in the 12-month loyalty package. In this modality, the client will have three simultaneous accesses and the possibility of five different users using the platform (at different times). It is available for any type of screen, with HD or 4K content, and will also allow you to download content.
HBO Max will still have a exclusive subscription plan for mobile devices. The quality of the video will be adapted to the smaller screens of tablets and smartphones. The subscription will be cheaper: R $ 19.97 per month. If you choose the annual plan, the user will have a discount and pay R $ 14.21 monthly.
Friends na HBO Max
HBO will arrive in Brazil more than a year after its launch in the United States. The company’s catalog will feature series such as Friends (1994-2004), Gossip Girl (2007-2012), Game of Thrones (2011-2019), The Big Bang Theory (2007-2019) and Sex and the City (1998-2004) ), as well as films from the Harry Potter, Matrix and Lord of the Rings franchises and productions starring DC Comics superheroes such as Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman.
The special program Friends: The Reunion will be one of the novelties. The reunion with Jennifer Aniston (Rachel), Courteney Cox (Monica), Lisa Kudrow (Phoebe), Matt LeBlanc (Joey), Matthew Perry (Chandler) and David Schwimmer (Ross) takes place 17 years after the series ends.
In addition to the protagonists, the production recorded with guests with striking characters and figures that had little importance in the story, but that are still remembered by fans today, such as Tom Selleck (Dr. Richard Burke, Monica’s ex-boyfriend), Maggie Wheeler (Janice , Chandler’s ex known for his high-pitched voice), James Michael Tyler (Gunther, Central Perk’s waiter) and Reese Witherspoon (Jill, Rachel’s younger sister).
The Friends special also has an eclectic list of entries, which includes everything from pop star Justin Bieber to Pakistani Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai.
The program was recorded in the original studio of the sitcom (Stage 24), where the sets of Central Perk and Monica’s apartment were, classic environments of the attraction. Ben Winston is the project director, who has Kevin Bright, Marta Kauffman and David Crane, creators of Friends, back as executive producers.
Friends had a total of 236 episodes divided into 10 seasons and is still considered one of the most popular series worldwide. Watch the meeting trailer below: