Friends: The Reunion will likely be out there on Zee5 in India. The Zee-owned streaming service introduced Sunday that the hotly-anticipated Friends reunion particular episode will stream solely on its platform, although it would not say when it will launch. In the US, Friends: The Reunion premieres May 27 at 12am PT on HBO Max — that interprets to 12:30pm IST. Friends followers will naturally hope that the reunion episode will likely be out there on the similar time right here in India. And I might think about that is completely doable, although naturally rights holder WarnerMedia — it owns each HBO Max and Warner Bros. Television that’s behind Friends: The Reunion — could have the ultimate say within the matter.
Zee5 to air Friends: The Reunion in India
“We are extremely excited to bring Friends: The Reunion exclusively on Zee5 for the Indian market,” Zee5 India’s chief enterprise officer Manish Kalra stated in a ready assertion. “Friends is amongst the world’s most watched and loved sitcoms and it is a great opportunity for us to present their reunion, something that the world has been talking about, on Zee5 for Friends fans in India. Zee5 is the home of entertainment for millions and fans across regions and languages can enjoy Friends: The Reunion from the safety of their home.”
Zee5 is actually a curious option to host Friends: The Reunion given the streaming service has proven little curiosity within the English-language leisure house beforehand. Moreover, Zee5 has no historical past with WarnerMedia, by my data. In India, WarnerMedia has in depth ties with all of Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, and Disney+ Hotstar. Netflix hosts all 10 seasons of Friends alongside a number of different TV reveals produced by WB Television. Prime Video will get each WB film for the primary 12 months earlier than they transfer to Netflix. And Disney+ Hotstar is the house to all HBO content material, as everybody is aware of.
Given the curiosity in Friends: The Reunion, Zee5 will doubtless get a bunch of latest members in India however whether or not it will likely be maintain onto them after that’s one other query altogether. It will get to rely them for a full 12 months although, since Zee5 solely presents annual subscriptions (at Rs. 499) in the intervening time.
Friends: The Reunion forged and crew
All of Friends most important forged Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry, and David Schwimmer are again for Friends: The Reunion that was filmed at unique soundstage, Stage 24, on the Warner Bros. Studio lot in Burbank, California. James Corden will function moderator, with guests corresponding 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 govt producers on the Friends reunion particular. Ben Winston is the director and govt producer alongside Friends govt 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. It will stream on Zee5 in India at a to-be-announced date and time.