Matthew Perry has revealed when the Friends reunion will be happening in 2021.

Perry, who starred as Chandler Bing in the much-love show, has shared the new premiere date for the delayed HBO Max Friends Reunion special.

Writing on Twitter he said: "Friends reunion being rescheduled for the beginning of March. Looks like we have a busy year coming up. And that's the way I like it!"

The reunion was supposed to air earlier this year but was originally postponed until August because of the coronavirus pandemic. 

Speaking to Deadline Jennifer Aniston, who played Rachel Green on the New York-set show, said: "Unfortunately it's very sad that we had to move it again. This is not a safe time. Period. That’s the bottom line. It’s not a safe time to do it."

Speaking to Variety Bob Greenblatt, head of WarnerMedia Entertainment said it was important that the reunion was filmed in front of a live studio audience. 

"We do think there's a value to having a big, raucous live audience to experience these six great friends coming back together," he said.

"We didn't want to just suddenly do it on a web call with six squares and people shooting from their kitchens and bedrooms."

The Friends special is expected to be an unscripted reunion featuring Perry, Aniston, Courtney Cox (Monica), Lisa Kudrow (Phoebe), David Schwimmer (Ross) and Matt Le Blanc (Joey)  as well as the classic sitcom's creators Marta Kauffman and David Crane.

As it will be documentary style, the cast will not reprise their beloved roles, but instead, share behind-the-scenes stories and their favourite moments from the show.

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