Friends fans holding out for a revival series like Will and Grace or Roseanne can officially stop waiting. NBC executive Bob Greenblatt says that a new Friends series will never happen. The show ran from 1994 to 2004 and fans have been asking about a reunion since the show went off the air. Friends featured an ensemble cast starring Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry, and David Schwimmer, and revolves around six 20-30-something friends living in Manhattan. It is widely regarded as one of the greatest TV shows of all time.
In a new interview discussing popular TV shows coming back for a revival series, NBC's Bob Greenblatt simply said that a Friends revival will never happen. Greenblatt did not go into any further details, but that sounds like some pretty definitive news from a guy that has probably tried to get revival series together more than once. As for the reasoning behind a Friends revival series never happening, the cast is more than likely to blame.
When asked about a possible new Friends series last month, Matt LeBlanc was definitive in his answer that he would never want to do a new series. He says that the show went out on top and sees no reason for a show that was about 20 to 30-year olds to come back and feature the characters in their 40s and 50s. The actor ended by saying that the fan's imagination of what the characters are up to now is probably better than a new series would be. LeBlanc explains.
"To see what those characters are doing now, I think it's almost a case of that the book is better than the movie. Everyone's imagination of what they're doing now is better."
David Schwimmer and Matthew Perry are also very definitive in their answers regarding a Friends revival series. Perry claims that he has nightmares about doing it and fears that nobody would care about it. In the end, Perry says that show went out while it was unbeatable and it's best to leave it as it is. Schwimmer shares the same sentiment and adds that he doesn't think that people want to see the cast of Friends with "crutches and walkers."
As for the female members of the cast, Jennifer Aniston and Lisa Kudrow seem open to the idea of a new Friends series, but also state that it will never happen. Aniston maintains that anything can happen while Kudrow says that the show wouldn't be all that interesting anymore. Lisa Kudrow did note that the cast has gotten together for private dinners over the years. Courteney Cox falls more in line with the idea that it will never happen. For now, a Friends revival series just isn't in the cards, but that doesn't mean that it's impossible. As Jennifer Aniston says, "Anything is possible." You can check out the original article at The Hollywood Reporter.