‘Friends’ Reunion: How Much Will the Stars Get Paid?

by Jeremy Spirogis
Jennifer Aniston as Rachel Green, David Schwimmer as Ross Geller, Courteney Cox as Monica Geller, Matthew Perry as Chandler Bing and Matt LeBlanc as Joey Tribbiani

Friends
followers had been fairly bummed when the beloved collection was pulled from Netflix on
Jan. 1. The removing of the collection was for a superb cause, although; Friends
is on the point of head to its model new residence. When the brand new streaming service,
HBO
Max
premiers in May 2020, all 10 seasons of the collection will stay on the platform.
Fans wanting extra would possibly really get just a little one thing additional; apparently,
plans for a reunion are again on after it appeared like the thought had been nixed. With
a deal reportedly near being signed, it looks as if the six most important solid members
are poised to make some huge cash.

The Friends reunion appears to be again on once more

The writers of Friends beloved a superb “will-they-won’t-they”
storyline. The push and pull between Ross Geller and Rachel
Green,
for instance, bought many followers hooked on the famed collection. Rumors of a
reunion particular have performed out precisely the identical approach. The concept of a reunion was
floated round months in the past, and it appeared like the whole lot was set to make it
occur.

Inexplicably, Kevin Reilly, the chief inventive officer of
HBO Max, started to again peddle a number of weeks in the past. During an interview, he famous
that the rumored reunion particular was not locked down but, and at that time, it
was just a “maybe.”
Whatever led to the ambivalence, apparently, is not any
longer an issue, in response to a number of publications.

It seems just like the reunion, is, as soon as once more, going to occur.
A couple of extra particulars have emerged, too. The particular is about to be a one-hour-long
unscripted occasion, and it will likely be unique to HBO Max, so Friends followers
who wish to see it’s going to want to join the service.

How a lot will the solid of Friends make for his or her
return?

When it appeared just like the reunion particular was iced, many
believed contract negotiations had been on the coronary heart of the issue. To be honest,
Courtney Cox, Jennifer
Aniston
, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry and David Schwimmer made a ton of
cash for showing on Friends, they usually nonetheless money fairly hefty checks
for his or her involvement within the 10-year lengthy undertaking.

According to Cinema
Blend,
the Friends paychecks
didn’t finish when the solid went off the air in May 2004. The ensemble solid pulls
in a portion of the syndication offers within the type of royalties. While the solid
has by no means talked about precisely how a lot they make off royalties, it’s estimated
that every solid member is pulling in round $20 million a yr, due to their
work on the collection.

Jennifer Aniston as Rachel Green, David Schwimmer as Ross Geller, Courteney Cox as Monica Geller, Matthew Perry as Chandler Bing and Matt LeBlanc as Joey Tribbiani
Jennifer Aniston as Rachel Green, David Schwimmer as Ross Geller, Courteney Cox as Monica Geller, Matthew Perry as Chandler Bing and Matt LeBlanc as Joey Tribbiani | Paul Drinkwater/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal by way of Getty Images by way of Getty Images

Clearly, cash is not any object for the actors, however that doesn’t
imply they shouldn’t receives a commission for reuniting. According to Deadline,
a deal has been preliminarily reached for the staff to return for a reunion.
Each is predicted to financial institution between $three million and $Four million for his or her time. The
publication notes that the value tag is on par with what streaming giants pay
for well-known expertise to look in unique content material. Netflix, for instance,
paid Dave Chapelle $60 million for a collection of three standup specials,
in response to Business
Insider
. Ellen DeGeneres reportedly struck a deal for $25 million for
her Netflix particular, Relatable.

When can followers anticipate the reunion to occur?

While nobody is definitely confirming the reunion simply but, it
seems like an official announcement could possibly be coming any day. Matthew
Perry
teased large information on Twitter on Feb. 4, and the famed Friend
lastly launched an Instagram account. Many followers consider that Perry’s foray
into extra fashionable social media is telling.

Since little is thought in regards to the precise reunion, it’s laborious to
say when it’s going to launch, however business insiders consider that WarnerMedia will
need the reunion to premier the identical day that HBO Max goes stay. Right now, the
service is about for a May 2020 launch. Subscribers might want to pay $14.99 per
month to entry the expansive catalog. Aside from Friends, The
Big Bang Theory
will even name HBO Max residence.

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