'Friends' Co-Creator Has Just Shut Down Revival Idea Again
JC News|March. 13, 2019
In this day and age, every beloved movie or television show is either getting a sequel, spinoff, reboot, or a revival. Fans love a good reunion, and they love to see older throwback shows reincarnated. But fans of the beloved '90s sitcom Friends shouldn't hold their breath for any revisit.
Fans have been without Friends for 15 years, but one of the co-creators has yet again squashed the idea of a revival. Thanks to the series being available to binge on Netflix, younger generations have brought the show back into popularity. If Friends was revived, it would bring in a whole new wave of fans on top of the originals.
These fans are eager for more, and many are constantly calling for a revival. But according to several members of the cast and crew, there will likely be no reunion...ever.
Another refute has come in the form of Friends co-creator, Marta Kauffman, who spoke to Rolling Stone about the issue of a revival. The reason they don't want to revisit the beloved show is because they don't want to anger fans if it doesn't meet their expectations.
“There are several reasons," Kauffman stated. "One, the show is about a time in your life when your friends are your family. It’s not that time anymore. All we’d be doing is putting those six actors back together, but the heart of the show would be gone. Two, I don’t know what good it does us. The show is doing just fine, people love it. [A reunion] could only disappoint. ‘The One Where Everyone’s Disappointed.'”
Even though Kauffman makes a good point that the time of the show is long gone, other '90s shows such as Charmed have been rebooted, and now even a reunion for Beverly Hills, 90210 has been announced. It seems like these classic shows are still able to capture their audiences, no matter what time they come out.
[h/t: Screen Rant]