The creators of iconic NBC sitcom “Friends” have squashed any possibility of a revival series or reunion special during a panel on Friday night celebrating the show’s 25th anniversary.
Co-creators Marta Kauffman and David Crane were on hand with executive producer Kevin Bright for the conversation where Kauffman said straight up: “We will not be doing a reunion show. We will not be doing a reboot.”
Kauffman then went on to explain why: “There are two reasons for that. One of the reasons we won’t do a reunion is because this is a show about a time in your life when your friends are your family. And when you have a family, that changes. But the other reason is it’s not going to beat what we did.”
Crane added: “We did the show we wanted to do. We got it right, and we put a bow on it. If you visited those characters now, it just would not be the same DNA and chances are, it wouldn’t be as good.”
At the Tribeca event, the three producers selected two episodes that they consider to be some of the best from all ten seasons – “The One with the Embryos” and “The One Where Everybody Finds Out” – which were screened in 4K digital restoration.