On May 6, 2004, NBC aired the last episode of the series 'Friends'. Since that time, their fans had dreamed that their protagonists would reunite, but after a long wait of almost 20 years, on Thursday, May 27, 2021, HBO Max finally premiered 'Friends: The Reunion'.
This special program became one of the most anticipated moments for fans, and one of the television events of the year. However, bringing back Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Matthew Perry, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc and David Schwimmer wasn’t easy.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the actors who played the characters Monica, Rachel, Phoebe, Chandler, Ross and Joey earned between $ 2.4 million and $ 3 million each. Perhaps that figure is much less than the large sum they charged during all the seasons of the emblematic series.
In those years the actors received up to a million dollars per episode, each season was between 18 and 25 episodes. But considering that it was only a full-length special, the result is more than profitable for WarnerMedia.