The show “FRIENDS” is often regarded as the number one show in Hollywood sitcom history, maybe in all of Hollywood. The show dominated the 90’s and early 2000’s, spanning a hugely successful ten years across two decades. Although incredibly popular, a lot of fans do not know that the title of the show was not meant to be “FRIENDS” as revealed by Karey Burke, former prime-time executive at NBC, who told Vanity Fair in 2012 that the titles in the running were Six of One and Gen X. As earlier stated, the NBC show was an incredible success, so much so that in the last three seasons, each cast member made $1 million per episode.
After nearly two decades, the iconic six cast members converged for an emotional and nostalgic reunion called “FRIENDS: THE REUNION” which was released on the 27TH of May, 2021 on HBO MAX.
The show made the cast members David Schwimmer, Jennifer Anniston, Courtney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc and Matthew Perry household names and famous movie celebrities. Friends has been over for nearly twenty years but the reunion filled us up with nostalgia, and in an attempt to take part in it, we took a look at the upcoming projects by some of the cast members.
Murder Mystery 2 – JENNIFER ANISTON
“MurderMystery 2” a Sequel to “Murder Mystery” is an upcoming Netflix original American comedy mystery film, directed by Jeremy Garelick who replaces Kyle Newacheck as director, from a screenplay by James Vanderbilt. The movie like its prequel stars comedy legend Adam Sandler who plays the character of Nick Spitz the husband of Audrey Spitz-played by Jennifer Anniston. The movie was announced to be in development in October of 2019 and has a proposed release date of around late 2022 or early 2023. The prequel “Murder Mystery” is one of Netflix’s most successful movies ever.
Scream 5 – COURTNEY COX
It is widely believed that Courtney Cox would have not returned to the show if it had been a sequel. The 57-year-old veteran actress is set to repeat her role of Gale Heathers in the Horror franchise’s upcoming fifth film. “Scream 5” is a 2022 American slasher film directed by Radio Silence (Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett) and written by James Vanderbilt and Guy Busick. The movie by Wen Craven stars Courteney Cox, David Arquette, Neve Campbell and is scheduled to be in cinemas on the 14th of January 2022.
Shining Vale – COURTNEY COX
Created by Jeff Astrof and Sharon Horgan, “Shining Vale” tells the Vivid story of the central family as they move from Brooklyn to a strange small town, into a house which was the scene of a number of atrocities. Courtney Cox stars as Patricia “Pat” Phelps. The show is currently filming in Los Angeles, California and is believed to have eight episodes which last about thirty minutes each. Some members of the cast included Greg Kinnear as Terry, Sherilyn Fenn as Robyn Court, Gus Birney as Gaynor Dylan, Gage as Jake, Mira Sorvino as Rosemary, Merrin Dungey as Kam, Judith Light as Joan.
Better Late Than Never – LISA KUDROW
Super producer Marc Platt who has previously worked on Oscar winning musicals; “Mary Poppins Returns” and “La La Land”, recently confirmed that former “Friends” cast member Lisa Kudrow will star as Nate Foster’s long lost aunt Heidi in the Disney+ musical comedy; “Better Late Than Never”. The movie as at the Summer of 2021 was already being overseen by Disney’s live action team. Filming and production are also underway in New York, the show also stars Rubey Wood, Aria Brooks & Joshua Bassett.
Intelligence – DAVID SCHWIMMER
Schwimmer’s return to TV comedy via NBCUniversal’s new streaming service after more than a decade long absence was seen as a bit underwhelming by some critics, although a lot of his fans confessed to seeing a different side to the actor popularly known for his role as Ross Geller. He starred as the lead character in this originally based UK television show created by Nick Mohammed and directed by Matt Lipsey. The show began airing on 21st February 2021 on Sky One. David Schwimmer played the role of an NSA agent named Jerry Bernstein assigned to act as liaison to the cybercrime’s unit in the UK’s Government Communications Headquarters. The show was broadcast in Australia on ABC Comedy, on Peacock in the United States and in Canada, the series premiered on Showcase, on September 13, 2020 to name a few. The show so far has completed 2 seasons comprising six-episodes each.
The Good Fight – MATTHEW PERRY
“The Good Fight” picks up after the final episode of its original Series the “The Good Wife”. The show was produced by CBS’s streaming service CBS All access before later moving to Paramount+. The American legal drama cast Matthew Perry in the final season of “The Good Wife”. He later landed the recurring role of Lawyer Mike Kresteva in Season 1 of the spin off and sequel. The show was created by Robert King, Michelle King, and Phill Alden Robinson.
This post was submitted by Ihechi Echebiri
Ihechi Echebiri is a creative writer, movie enthusiast and game freak from Nigeria. He is also the regional Call of Duty champion in his state, he also dreams of being the first James Bond from Africa, crazy? I know. He can also name every single Marvel character and give a vivid description of their abilities in his sleep. In his free time, he sings (poorly), cooks, plays video games and digs out random facts about random things.