Management of this streaming service is telling investors they will pay anything for a reboot not just for Friends, but they’re trying The Office, Frasier, Parks and Rec, and others.
They know that if they don’t do something in the next year or two, their viewership will be cut in half and the subscribers too when all those listed shows will be gone.
Friends Reboot Is A Bad Idea, Creator Says
Friends is one of the most iconic TV shows ever, and it’s remained popular–and lucrative–thanks to its continued play on Netflix and other streaming sources. Given the current wave of reboots happening for TV shows, many are wondering if Friends might come back someday.
Creator Marta Kauffman said in a new interview that there are “several reasons” why there will be no Friends reunion, and if it were to happen, it would only disappoint.
“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,” she told Rolling Stone. “Two, I don’t know what good it does us. The show is doing just fine, people love it. [A reunion] could only disappoint.”
Last year, NBC executive Robert Greenblatt said there was effectively zero chance of Friends coming back for a reunion show. One of the issues with reboots of shows that were immensely successful in their own time is that actors are asking for big paydays.
“The actors want a lot more money than we’re willing to pay them,” Greenblatt said. – Source