‘Friends’ co-creators Marta Kauffman, David Crane rule out show’s return


The creative team behind hit sitcom Friends have ruled out rebooting the show or bringing together its cast for another outing, despite its ongoing popularity.

Friends‘ final episode aired in 2004 but the show has enjoyed sustained popularity over recent years, boosted by its availability on Netflix, where it has secured a new generation of fans.

However the show’s co-creators Marta Kauffman and David Crane, who also exec produced the series, have said they have no intention of bringing the sitcom back to life, 25 years since it first aired.

“We will not be doing a reunion show, we will not be doing a reboot,” Kauffman told delegates at the Tribeca TV Festival, which was running a panel to mark the show’s 25th anniversary.

Kauffman said a reboot “is not going to beat what we did,” while exec producer David Crane added that the duo “did the show we wanted to do.” He added: “We got it right and we put a bow on it.”

Friends‘ star Jennifer Aniston had previously reignited some fans’ hopes of a comeback for the show by telling The Ellen DeGeneres Show that she and her co-stars could return.

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