Marta Kauffman, the co-creator of the famed American sitcom Friends, has poured cold water on the chances of a reunion comeback.
The show, starring Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry and David Schwimmer, ran for ten supremely successful season between 1994 and 2004. The series finale alone was watched by around 52.5 million American viewers, making it the fifth most-watched series finale in television history.
Since that emotional ending, fans have been calling for a reunion to no avail. Now, in a lengthy interview with Rolling Stone, Kauffman has explained that there are “several reasons” why a comeback simply wouldn’t work.
“One, the show is about a time in your life when your friends are your family. It’s not that time anymore,” she said. “All we’d be doing is putting those six actors back together, but the heart of the show would be gone.”
Detailing further, Kauffman said any potential reunion would only destroy the legacy left behind, saying it “could only disappoint for adding that it would likely be labeled “The One Where Everyone’s Disappointed.”