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11/04/2021 10:22 BST

Friends Fans Get First Look At Upcoming Reunion Special And We Couldn't Be Any More Excited

The cast have now finishing filming the upcoming show, which will see them reminisce about the hit sitcom.

Friends fans have been given their first look at the upcoming reunion special. 

The official Instagram account for the hit series has shared a behind-the-scenes picture, amid various images from the shoot circulating on social media. 

The Friends page revealed that filming has wrapped on the special episode, posting a photo of some of the set. 

It was captioned: “That’s a wrap! Could we BE anymore excited!? Friends: The Reunion is coming to @hbomax.”

It comes after various photos from filming have been shared online, which revealed the cast will be gathering in front of the iconic fountain from the show’s opening titles. 

Friends set designer Greg Grande also posted a number of images, one of them being a close up of the Central Perk couch in front of the fountain.

David Schwimmer, who played Ross Geller, recently revealed that a large part of the show was being filmed outdoors due to Covid restrictions. 

Other photos of Greg’s revealed that the apartment sets have been rebuilt for the reunion. 

While he has since deleted the snaps from his Instagram page, fans have been sharing them online. 

Matthew Perry, who played Chandler Bing, also posted a now-deleted photo on Instagram, showing him sat in the make-up chair preparing for filming. 

He wrote: “Seconds before eating a makeup brush. Not to mention reuniting with my Friends.”

It was first confirmed back in February 2020 that the cast of Friends would be recording a nostalgic look back at the show for US streaming service HBO Max, but due to the ongoing Covid-19 crisis, filming was pushed back on a number of occasions.

It will see Jennifer AnistonDavid SchwimmerLisa KudrowMatthew Perry and Matt LeBlanc come together on screen for the first time since the show ended in 2004 in a late celebration of its 25th anniversary. 

 Back in January, Lisa revealed she’d “already shot a little something” for the special, teasing: “It is not a reboot, it is not like a scripted thing, we are not portraying our characters.

“It is us getting together, which just doesn’t happen and has never happened in front of other people since 2004 when we stopped.”

The unscripted reunion special will debut on the streaming service HBO Max in the US, but there’s no word yet on how UK Friends fans can get in on the fun.

Friends ran for 10 series from 1994 and remains one of the most popular shows on TV after it was made available to stream on Netflix.