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Friends reunion appears to be taking place on the resurrected set of Monica’s apartment

A new detail concerning the highly-anticipated and much-delayed Friends ‘reunion’ has been teased by the sitcom’s original set decorator.

Greg Grande – who was responsible for dressing the likes of Central Perk and the New York apartments in the iconic US sitcom – took to Instagram on Wednesday, seemingly confirming that the reunion show will take place on a resurrected set of Monica Geller’s home.

Sharing a snap of the iconic set, Greg captioned the snap: ‘Sssh! Somethings happening, deja vu… coming alive once again! ❤️ #friends #monicasapt #friendsreunion’ [sic]

All back to Monica’s? A new detail concerning the highly-anticipated and much-delayed Friends ‘reunion’ has been teased by the sitcom’s original set decorator

Tease: Greg Grande took to Instagram on Wednesday, seemingly confirming that the reunion show will take place on a resurrected set of Monica Geller's home

Tease: Greg Grande took to Instagram on Wednesday, seemingly confirming that the reunion show will take place on a resurrected set of Monica Geller’s home

While Greg was responsible for the knickknacks in Monica’s home, the set was designed by John Shaffner and Joe Stewart – who were also responsible for painting the walls purple.

The reunion is not set to be a scripted continuation of the sitcom, but a sit-down chat with the six lead cast members.

David Schwimmer, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matthew Perry, Matt Le Blanc and Jennifer Aniston are set to be interviewed about the comedy that propelled them to stardom in 1994 and lasted for 10 years.

Friends’ final episode aired in the spring of 2004, and saw Monica and husband Chandler Bing pack up the famously purple loft and move out to the suburbs with their newborn twins.

Back together: Lisa Kudrow, Matthew Perry, Jennifer Aniston, David Schwimmer, Courteney Cox and Matt Le Blanc are set to be interviewed about the comedy that propelled them to stardom in 1994 and lasted for 10 years

Back together: Lisa Kudrow, Matthew Perry, Jennifer Aniston, David Schwimmer, Courteney Cox and Matt Le Blanc are set to be interviewed about the comedy that propelled them to stardom in 1994 and lasted for 10 years

Decorator: Greg was responsible for dressing the likes of Central Perk and the New York apartments in the iconic US sitcom [pictured visiting a life-size Lego Friends event]

Decorator: Greg was responsible for dressing the likes of Central Perk and the New York apartments in the iconic US sitcom [pictured visiting a life-size Lego Friends event]

Decorator: Greg was responsible for dressing the likes of Central Perk and the New York apartments in the iconic US sitcom [pictured visiting a life-size Lego Friends event]

When the show wrapped, the set was taken down. It had lived on Stage 24 at the Warner Bros lot in Hollywood for a decade, but was taken over in 2005 when spin-off series Joey was filmed there.

Joey saw Matt Le Blanc’s character Joey Tribbiani move to LA to continue his acting career. Stage 24 was re-dressed with a new set – that of Joey’s sister Gina Tribbiani’s Los Angeles house.

Joey lasted only two seasons before it was cancelled due to lackluster ratings, with fans uninterested in a show that only focused on one of the six friends.

Central Perk’s set is still in tact at Warner Bros, and is part of the studio tour.

The real coffee house soundstage – not a replica – can be visited when the tour is open to the public [currently shut amid the pandemic].

Deconstructed: Friends final episode aired in the spring of 2004, and saw Monica and husband Chandler Bing pack up the famously purple loft and move out to the suburbs with their newborn twins

Deconstructed: Friends final episode aired in the spring of 2004, and saw Monica and husband Chandler Bing pack up the famously purple loft and move out to the suburbs with their newborn twins

Iconic stage: In reality, the set was taken down. It lived on soundstage 24 at the Warner Bros lot in Hollywood for a decade, but was taken over in 2005 when spin-off series Joey was filmed there

Iconic stage: In reality, the set was taken down. It lived on soundstage 24 at the Warner Bros lot in Hollywood for a decade, but was taken over in 2005 when spin-off series Joey was filmed there

New show: Joey saw Matt Le Blanc's character Joey Tribbiani move to LA to continue his acting career. Stage 24 was re-dressed with a new set - that of Joey's sister Gina Tribbiani's Los Angeles house. Joey lasted only two seasons before it was cancelled

New show: Joey saw Matt Le Blanc’s character Joey Tribbiani move to LA to continue his acting career. Stage 24 was re-dressed with a new set – that of Joey’s sister Gina Tribbiani’s Los Angeles house. Joey lasted only two seasons before it was cancelled

In 2019, Greg reflected on the details of Monica’s apartment in an interview with Entertainment Weekly. 

‘I felt like Monica’s apartment was pretty iconic. Monica’s was definitely the standout,’ he said. ‘[The Warner Bros] prop house had some exceptional old pieces of furniture that had been around forever and ever and ever that were kind of tucked away and hidden in the basement and the third floor. Pieces that no one really would ever have used unless you reinvented them.’

Greg explained in the interview that some of the items – including the French circus poster hanging behind Monica’s television – were last-minute additions that he didn’t think twice about. 

‘It’s funny that the way it happened was so natural and kind of not thought-out too much and now it’s an iconic poster.

Do you really serve people sneezers? Central Perk's set is still in tact at Warner Bros, and is part of the studio tour. The real coffee house soundstage - not a replica - can be visited when the tour is open to the public [currently shut amid the pandemic]

Do you really serve people sneezers? Central Perk’s set is still in tact at Warner Bros, and is part of the studio tour. The real coffee house soundstage – not a replica – can be visited when the tour is open to the public [currently shut amid the pandemic]

All in the details: In 2019, Greg reflected on the details of Monica's apartment in an interview with Entertainment Weekly. 'I felt like Monica's apartment was pretty iconic. Monica's was definitely the standout,' he said

All in the details: In 2019, Greg reflected on the details of Monica’s apartment in an interview with Entertainment Weekly. ‘I felt like Monica’s apartment was pretty iconic. Monica’s was definitely the standout,’ he said

‘It is really crazy and it’s awesome to think that I put such a fingerprint on that show — and it’s really sad that I can’t get any piece of the action! Somebody owes me, for God’s sakes! It’s funny because I did pitch them a whole furniture line after the show but they didn’t want it.’

Greg appeared in the finale of Friends as one of the removal men, wheeling Chandler’s dog statue out of the apartment.

‘That rings true, that I’m moving the last piece of furniture out of the apartment. I got a little sentimental,’ he said.

David Schwimmer was the last cast member to update fans on the progression of the reunion show.

David – who played Ross Geller – said in early March that he will join his former co-stars to tape the reunion ‘in a little over a month’ during a chat on SiriusXM’s Andy Cohen Live. 

Six-some: The reunion is not set to be a scripted continuation of the sitcom, but a sit-down chat with the six lead cast members

Six-some: The reunion is not set to be a scripted continuation of the sitcom, but a sit-down chat with the six lead cast members

The one with the reunion: Schwimmer revealed that he will join his former co-stars to finally tape the Friends reunion 'in a little over a month' during a chat on SiriusXM’s Andy Cohen Live in early March

The one with the reunion: Schwimmer revealed that he will join his former co-stars to finally tape the Friends reunion ‘in a little over a month’ during a chat on SiriusXM’s Andy Cohen Live in early March

‘Have you guys shot anywhere?’ Cohen asked of HBO Max reunion.

‘Actually, in a little over a month I’m heading out to LA,’ the actor responded. ‘So, finally, I mean, we figured out a way to film it safely and there’s going to be a portion of it that we filmed outside because of, you know, for safety protocols.’

Andy then inquired about rumors that the event was going to be hosted by Ellen DeGeneres – who was embroiled in a toxic workplace scandal in 2020 regarding the set of her eponymous talk show.

Ellen starred in her own sitcom – Ellen – around the same time as Friends, and often made references to the fact they both had coffee house settings. 

‘Is Ellen hosting that?’ Cohen asked, to which Schwimmer replied with a quick ‘no’.

‘She’s not?’ Andy said, pushing the star to give more details. ‘Do you know, can you say who is?’

Postponed: Originally, the reunion was supposed to debut May 2020 as part of HBO Max’s launch but after the COVID-19 pandemic arrived, production plans were scuppered

‘You know what, I don’t know if I can actually,’ the star said. ‘Yeah. Should’ve found that out. Um, all right. It’s not Ellen, it’s not Billy Crystal. I could tell you who it’s not.’ 

Deflecting, David asked: ‘Andy is it you?’ ‘Oh my God. I wish it was,’ the broadcaster responded.

The special event has been in the works since February 2020 with a film date of March 2020.

Originally, the reunion was supposed to debut in May 2020 as part of HBO Max’s launch but when the COVID-19 pandemic arrived, causing chaos in the film and TV industry, production plans were scuppered.

Not Ellen: Andy then inquired about rumors that the event was going to be hosted by Ellen DeGeneres - who was embroiled in a toxic workplace scandal in 2020

Schwimmer replied: 'It’s not Ellen, it's not Billy Crystal. I could tell you who it's not'

Not Ellen: Andy then inquired about rumors that the event was going to be hosted by Ellen DeGeneres – who was embroiled in a toxic workplace scandal in 2020. ‘Is Ellen hosting that?’ Cohen asked, to which Schwimmer replied with a quick ‘no’

HBO Max announced in April of last year that the show would not be filmed in time to debut at the streaming service’s launch and the sit-down was pushed back to August 2020.

As the pandemic raged, that date was also abandoned. Matthew Perry tweeted in November that the taping was officially rescheduled for March but even that date was delayed according to the latest from Schwimmer.

‘Friends reunion being rescheduled for the beginning of March. Looks like we have a busy year coming up. And that’s the way I like it,’ Perry wrote at the time.

Returning to screens: Sitcoms such as Will & Grace were revived in recent years to much fanfare

Returning to screens: Sitcoms such as Will & Grace were revived in recent years to much fanfare

Reboot: Frasier is the latest said to be going through a revival at Paramount

Reboot: Frasier is the latest said to be going through a revival at Paramount

Fans have oftentimes called for there to be a scripted reunion in which the cast return as their characters for a one-off special. Yet the prospect of this appears to have been nixed by the series’ creators.

Sitcoms such as Will & Grace and Roseanne [later becoming The Connors] were revived in recent years to much fanfare, and Frasier is the latest said to be going through a reboot.

Yet Friends seems destined to be left as it was, in 2004, with only reruns keeping the fans satiated.

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