Fans should brace themselves for the best news ever in the entertainment world as the Friends reunion may finally happen in Phoebe’s spin-off series. A new report claims that Lisa Kudrow is “in serious talks” with the show’s creator, Marta Kauffman, about the new project, which will focus on the beloved and quirky character of the actress.
Friends Reunion May Finally Happen in a Spin-off Series!
In Touch quotes a source who asserts that Kudrow and Kauffman, who also worked together on Netflix’s Grace and Frankie, are thinking about the possible storylines. Kudrow’s Phoebe “would probably be divorced now and living back in NYC. It’s only natural that she would occasionally bump into her old Central Perk gang.”
Although a Phoebe-based spin-off isn’t exactly a reunion, there is still hope that perhaps she can gather the gang again at least for cameos, if nothing else. The source goes on to say, “It would be an epic TV moment. If there’s anyone that can make that happen, it’s Lisa.”
It has been over 10 years since the final episode of the series aired, and now, everyone is ready for a comeback. Fans are rooting to see the original cast, which includes Jennifer Aniston, Matthew Perry, David Schwimmer, Matt LeBlanc, and Courteney Cox. A spin-off will likely include Phoebe’s twin sister Ursula, also played by Kudrow.
Creator Marta Kauffman Stomps Fans’ Hope of a Friends Revival
Dedicated fans of the legendary TV series have long bawled for a Friends reunion, but the demand has been rejected. In an interview in May, co-creator Kauffman revealed that it “was never happening.” She added, “I know, rumors happen all the time! Not happening. Not ever.”
The creator further said, “I feel like I’m just constantly bursting that little bubble of hope, each and every time it’s asked. It’s been 13 years, 13 years of the same question and right now, or in the future, it’s not going to happen. And every time I say that, I get yelled at.”
Moreover, Aniston also agreed that a Friends reunion would not work in today’s technology-obsessed world. The actress, who rose to fame as Rachel Green in the popular sitcom, said that the popularity of social media and gadgets would mean the iconic scenes from the Central Perk sofa would have “drastically changed.”
Aniston explained, “We were jokingly saying that if Friends were created today, you would have a coffee shop full of people that were just staring into iPhones. That would be no actual episodes or conversations.” Meanwhile, everyone should wait for the official confirmation if there will be a Friends reunion in the Phoebe spin-off.
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