No, it’s not the film announcement viewers have long been hoping for, but it’s the next best thing – a special event bringing some of the best episodes to cinemas in the US, as well as exclusive interviews and previously unseen content.
Friends 25th: The One With The Anniversary marks 25 years since Rachel did a runner on her wedding day, introducing the world to Monica, Chandler, Ross, Joey and Phoebe.
The show, one of the most popular TV series of all time, was nominated for 62 Emmy awards during its 10 seasons.
Starring Jennifer Aniston, Matt LeBlanc, Courteney Cox, Matthew Perry, David Schwimmer and Lisa Kudrow, it followed the lives of the six friends as they navigated their 20s and 30s living in New York.
Twelve fan favourite episodes will be screened at more than 1,000 US cinemas over three nights in September and October.
Could we be any more excited? Well, yes, probably, because there is currently no information on whether a similar event might be planned for the UK, so keep those fingers crossed. Otherwise, get yourselves over to the US.
The anniversary celebration has been organised by Fathom Events and Warner Bros, and will feature episodes including The One Where Ross Finds Out, The One With The Prom Video and The One Where No One’s Ready, as well as the series’ pilot show.
Warner Bros Television president and chief marketing officer Lisa Gregorian said: “The cultural impact that Friends continues to have, 25 years after its premiere, is astounding, a true testament to the genius of [executive producers] Marta Kauffman, David Crane, Kevin Bright and the incredibly talented cast.
“It is so amazing to know that the series is still bringing people of all ages together. We could not be more excited to deliver these digitally remastered episodes to theatres – for the first time ever! – so that together, in a shared experience, our loyal fans can enjoy some of their favourite Friends scenes in a new way.”
Tickets go on sale on Friday on the Fathom Events website.