The creators of the beloved ‘90s sitcom Friends have confirmed that the show will not return to screens. Co-creators Marta Kauffman and David Crane were in attendance for a Friends 25th Anniversary panel at the Tribeca TV Festival in Lower Manhattan when they announced that, despite long-persisting rumors, and hopeful fans worldwide, no reboot or reunion show will take place.
“We will not be doing a reunion show, we will not be doing a reboot,” Marta Kauffman said. “The show was about that time in life when friends are your family.” She explained how life changes when your family then becomes your family. Regarding reboot speculation, Kauffman added, “It’s not going to beat what we did.”
Her co-creator and fellow Executive Producer David Crane agreed as he stated, “We did the show we wanted to do. We got it right, and we put a bow on it.”
They were in attendance to celebrate the show, with the Tribeca TV Festival screening two 4K versions of popular episodes “The One with the Embryos” and “The One Where Everyone Finds Out.” Kauffman, Crane and executive producer Kevin Bright were interviewed at the Regal Cinema in Battery Park, where they participated in an in-depth discussion into the world of Friends. Actor David Schwimmer -- who played Ross Geller -- was in attendance but made a discreet exit.