David Crane and Marta Kauffman, the duo behind Friends, truly cannot emphasize the following statement enough.
A Friends reboot is not happening. It’s never going to happen.
In a recent interview with the Hollywood Reporter, Crane and Kauffman tried — as they have many times before — to make that clear. Even though the cast (minus Matthew Perry) will appear in an upcoming NBC special, a reboot of the show is just not in the cards, as much as fans may want it.
“It will never happen, but no one tends to believe me,” Kauffman said. “It shouldn’t happen. That show is about a time in your life when your friends are your family. Once you start having a family, that time of your life is over.”
Crane added: “We finished the show exactly the way we wanted to finish it. To revisit those characters just seems like a bad idea — you don’t want to see them hanging out in the coffeehouse now. And the good news is, you can see them whenever you want to. The show lives on with amazing vitality.”