Friends: The Reunion is coming to Asia. WarnerMedia introduced Friday that the hotly anticipated Friends reunion particular episode might be out there on HBO and HBO Go in Southeast Asia (Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam), Hong Kong, and Taiwan. And down beneath in Australia, Friends: The Reunion will stream on Foxtel’s streaming service Binge. Friends: The Reunion will premiere on HBO Go on Thursday, May 27 at 3:01pm SGT, and on Binge at 5:02pm AEST — that is the identical time as its US premiere on HBO Max at 12am PT on May 27.
If you do not have entry to the HBO Go streaming service, you’ll be able to catch the Friends reunion episode afterward May 27 on HBO Asia at 9pm. This doesn’t apply to India/ South Asia, as neither HBO nor HBO Go can be found right here. WarnerMedia instructed Gadgets 360 that there are nonetheless no India launch plans for Friends: The Reunion.
An HBO Asia premiere was anticipated for Friends: The Reunion, given WarnerMedia has introduced some earlier HBO Max originals to Asia in that method, together with the final scorching ticket Justice League Snyder Cut. That was additionally true for Australia, with Binge carrying the Snyder Cut. But whereas Justice League Snyder Cut was made out there in different non-HBO territories (together with India) by way of video-on-demand platforms, WarnerMedia would not appear need to any related plans for the Friends reunion particular episode.
Why is HBO and HBO Go not out there in India?
WarnerMedia did have an HBO channel in India till December final yr. But it has been since shut down. Even if it did exist, the India HBO channel would not have proven Friends: The Reunion owing to licensing methods. HBO was purely devoted to displaying Warner Bros. motion pictures in India. It by no means confirmed HBO originals similar to Game of Thrones, not to mention HBO Max originals that fall beneath a special entity. As for HBO Go, WarnerMedia has by no means introduced its streaming service to India. Instead, HBO continues to work with Disney+ Hotstar for all its content material.
In conserving with that, WarnerMedia has but to even focus on HBO Max launch plans for India/ South Asia. HBO Max strikes out of its US-exclusive house in June by increasing into Latin America and the Caribbean, and later in 2021, HBO providers in Europe might be upgraded to HBO Max. That would recommend that HBO Go Asia may even get an identical remedy down the road.
But in India, WarnerMedia is proud of providing HBO titles to Disney+ Hotstar, whereas its different content material is unfold throughout Netflix (including all 10 seasons of Friends) and Amazon Prime Video (Warner Bros. motion pictures). Do not anticipate both of the three — Netflix, Disney+ Hotstar, or Prime Video — to have Friends: The Reunion in India.
Friends: The Reunion forged and crew
All of Friends predominant forged Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry, and David Schwimmer are again for Friends: The Reunion that was filmed at authentic soundstage, Stage 24, on the Warner Bros. Studio lot in Burbank, California. James Corden will function moderator, with guests similar to David Beckham, Justin Bieber, BTS, James Corden, Cindy Crawford, Cara Delevingne, Lady Gaga, Elliott Gould, Kit Harington, Larry Hankin, Mindy Kaling, Thomas Lennon, Christina Pickles, Tom Selleck, James Michael Tyler, Maggie Wheeler, Reese Witherspoon, and Malala Yousafzai.
Aniston, Cox, Kudrow, LeBlanc, Perry, and Schwimmer additionally served as government producers on the Friends reunion particular. Ben Winston is the director and government producer alongside Friends government producers Kevin Bright, Marta Kauffman, and David Crane. Friends: The Reunion is a manufacturing of Warner Bros. Unscripted Television in affiliation with Warner Horizon, Fulwell 73 Productions and Bright/ Kauffman/ Crane Productions. Emma Conway, James Longman and Stacey Thomas-Muir are co-executive producers.
Friends: The Reunion is out May 27 on HBO Max within the US, Sky (doubtless) within the UK, Binge in Australia, and HBO Go in Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam.