Unfortunately, it doesn’t seem that a Friends reboot will be making its way to TV anytime soon, but luckily for us, a new Star magazine report suggests that Jennifer Aniston would love to create a spin-off series called Friends 2.0. According to the mag, the show would reportedly follow the lives of the original characters’ now grown-up children.
Jennifer — who played Rachel Green on the beloved sitcom — has allegedly already gotten a few of her former co-stars on board with the spin-off show idea, including her BFF Courteney Cox (aka Monica Geller) and Lisa Kudrow (aka Phoebe Buffay).
An insider also revealed that Jennifer, 49, is allegedly hoping a spin-off could be successful because it would cater to a younger audience. “Jen wants to make the reboot work with a Millennial angle, and has reached out to some of the original writers,” the source said. “It’s hush hush at the moment, but the whispers are getting louder!”
Jen is also reportedly reaching out to Riverdale actor and former Disney Channel star, Cole Sprouse, in hopes that he would return to play Ross Geller’s son, Ben. Cole, 26, originally played Ben on Seasons 6 through 8 of Friends.
Fans might wonder why Friends was never picked up for a reboot. Well, according to star Matt LeBlanc, it’s best to leave the past in the past. “I think Friends was about a finite period in your life, when school ends and before you sort of settle down and start having a family,” Matt told TV WEEK in a 2017 interview. “And that is when your friends are really a family and that is what that show was about, roughly about that ten year block in time in people’s lives.” Here’s hoping Matt makes a guest appearance on Friends 2.0!
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