Friends Season 11 — or a reboot — is apparently never going to happen, especially since one of the show’s stars, Matthew Perry, has recurring nightmares about it.
It’s been more than a decade since Friends left the air, but fans of this sitcom are still hoping for a possible reunion. There were several rumors in the past that the six cast members are planning a reunion, but their representatives confirmed to several media outlets that all the stars are busy with their individual lives. As a result, a Friends reboot is not going to happen.
Matthew Perry, 47, has always remained extremely vocal when it comes to Friends Season 11. Perry, who starred as Chandler Bing in the hit U.S. TV sitcom, recently talked about a recurring nightmare.
According to Perry, in his nightmare, he sees that the entire team behind Friends has decided to make a reboot but they did not get the affection they got when it originally aired in the 90’s.
“I have this recurring nightmare – I’m not kidding about this. When I’m asleep, I have this nightmare that we do ‘Friends’ again and nobody cares,” he admitted during an interview with Variety. “We do a whole series, we come back, and nobody cares about it. So if anybody asks me, I’m gonna say ‘no.’ The thing is: We ended on such a high. We can’t beat it. Why would we go and do it again?”
Perry’s fan know for a fact that after Friends ended, he starred in few feature-length films and TV shows like Go On, The Odd Couple, and The Kennedys: After Camelot. Apart from this, he opted to write the role for himself out of fear that everyone will always see him as Chandler Bing and he will be typecast as an actor who can only play one kind of role.
“No one’s going to write a part for me like this one. People still see me as Chandler, the goofy, sarcastic guy, and this is not that,” he explained. “I don’t think that anybody’s out there thinking, ‘I’ll write this for Perry,’ other than me. So I did that, and I think probably the next thing I do will be written by me, too. In the second half of my life, I don’t want to do your standard sitcom television. I want to do edgier, darker, dramatic stuff.”
Apparently, this is not for the first time that Matthew Perry has opposed a Friends reboot or the possibility of Season 11. During his earlier conversation with the British talk show This Morning, Perry revealed that a reunion will ruin the classic ending of the show.
“That’s the concern about doing a reunion show or movie because it ended so well,” he told British talk show. “We don’t want to sort of ruin that. Everybody asks about a reunion and there’s been no real talk of that.”
Matthew further added that his time on the set of Friends was the best that could ever happen to him and to the rest of the cast.
“It was such a great job, we all loved each other so much, and we all had such a wonderful time that subsequent jobs have been harder to do than that one,” he added.
In addition to Matthew’s statement about his recurring nightmare, a report from Us Weekly revealed that Friends Season 11 will never happen. Despite all the rumors, a reboot or a reunion is not in the works. Co-creator Marta Kauffman confirmed to the publication that a Friends reboot is not happening and apparently will never happen in near future.
“That was about a certain time in your life, and I had just left [the] Friends time.”
That being said, even if the show is not returning for another season or reboot, fans can still check out the off-Broadway parody Friends! The Musical parody.
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