Malala Yousafzai to be part of the 'Friends' reunion airing on May 27

Pakistan’s Nobel Prize laureate will be among the 15 celebrity guests that will be making an appearance on the show

Reuters May 14, 2021


The long-awaited Friends cast reunion will be broadcast on May 27 and will feature a slew of celebrity guests including Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga, BTS, and Pakistan’s Nobel Peace Prize winner, Malala Yousafzai.

You heard that right! The reunion episode that will stream on HB0 Max will feature all six of the original cast, along with more than 15 celebrity guests.

The unscripted, one-off special was filmed earlier this year on the same sound stage in Los Angeles as the original comedy about six young 20-somethings, played by Jennifer Aniston, Lisa Kudrow, Courteney Cox, David Schwimmer, Matt LeBlanc and Matthew Perry, living in New York. The episode was supposed to have been filmed more than a year ago but was repeatedly delayed by the coronavirus pandemic.

HBO Max revealed other celebrity guests taking part in the episode included British soccer star David Beckham, Game of Thrones actor Kit Harington along with former Friends cast members Tom Selleck (Richard) and Maggie Wheeler (Janice).

Friends, which ended its 10 year-run on NBC television in 2004, was one of the most popular TV shows of the 1990s and found a new life on streaming platforms where it is one of the most watched shows worldwide.

News of the broadcast date for the reunion quickly became the top trending item worldwide on Twitter.

“The one with us finally getting together,” quipped Kudrow on Instagram.

Cox said she felt “blessed to have reunited with my Friends... and it was better than ever.”

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